Community Posts, Tips & Support on Breastfeeding

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Breastfed babies

I didn’t breastfeed my first so unsure if this is normal! My breastfed baby hasn’t fed since 9am(ish). Which I know is only 3 hours ago, but I just remember people saying how much they feed etc and I feel like mines super chilled! She’ll feed about 6 times a day but for like 20/30 mins each feed Is this pretty s...

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Ending our breastfeeding journey!!!

Really need advice about weaning my son off the boob, he is 17 months and is on solids, he only breastfeeds to sleep now and sometimes for comfort. I don’t want it to be traumatic but I know it’s time!!!

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Uncomfortable collecting colostrum

I’ve been trying to collect colostrum for over a week since I was 36wks now 37+1 only managed to get something last night for the first time 0.05mls so literally a drop but it was quite uncomfortable leaning towards a bit painful I tried again this morning on the same side but it’s just a bit sore. Not sure if this ...

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5oz too much?

My LO is 4 weeks old and he’s now on 5oz. Is this too much? I’m exclusively pumping and he’s feeding every 3-4 hours.

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Breastfeeding help 😫

My baby is 1 week old and he’s refusing to latch onto me anymore. He just screams and gets angry and frustrated so I have to give him a bottle (either breast milk or formula). I’ve bought some nipple shields so when they arrive I’ll see if they help, but just wondering if anyone has any advice? I keep crying about i...

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Letting baby cry to increase milk supply?

Is it useful to allow your baby to cry so that breast milk will come in ? My son is 1 month and my milk still hasn’t came in , all I’m getting is droplets. I figured that. Letting him cry will allow the breast milk to come in? Please share your thoughts.

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Breastfed baby at childminders

My ebf 11 month old has just started three days a week at childcare as I’m returning to work. She has refused a bottle from around six weeks and depsite offering her formula in a cup from six months she will not drink any milk as soon as she tastes it she spits it out. I have tried all different types of formula/ ...

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Baby won’t take bottle from me

Hi all, can babies tell who is feeding them? My baby is 6 weeks old and will absolutely refuse the bottle if I try to feed her (I pump), but will happily take the bottle when her dad feeds her. It’s almost like she knows I’m the ‘milk producer’ she will only breastfeed with me. I don’t know if it’s in my head or if...

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Collecting Colostrum

Been told by midwife i can now start collecting colostrum, Ive tried loads and nothing comes out and its painful. Any tips to help or should i just wait it out and try again later in the week?

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Breast Feeding

I’m 31 weeks pregnant and I am really worried about breastfeeding, I would absolutely love to be able to breastfeed but I have had breast implant over the muscle (they have been in for 5/6 years now with no complications or lost feeling in the nibble, my boobs feel the same way they did before just bigger). Just s...

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Pumping milk

I’ve had some situation change and need to start pumping milk but I haven’t breastfed for 4 months and my milk has dried up, and I was wondering if anyone know the best way to start producing milk again after this time?

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Nursing

Does anyone else's LO seem to not get full from nursing? My baby will nurse for 20+ minutes and then still be hungry so I'll give a bottle. It's so frustrating because I'm then feeding constantly and it's discouraging me from breastfeeding, which is really important to me. Do I just have her nurse longer? Or could s...

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Formula feeding

I’m a FTM soon to be 40. My entire pregnancy I was determined to breastfeed but unfortunately my baby was 3 weeks early had an emergency c section. and my milk or even the colostrum wasn’t in yet when he was born. It took about a week with pumping and him trying to latch. So he’s been formula feeding. Now he’s a ...

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Colostrum harvesting

I’ve been collecting colostrum for the past few weeks and have collected quite a lot. I’ve frozen the syringes so they’re safe and stored. But I’ve got a few questions. - How much do I take to the hospital? - I bought the freezer cube and bags so I can store them. Do I give those to midwife straight away when I g...

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Hungry baby?

Might be a stupid question but, How do you know when you have a hungry baby for hungry baby milk? My LO is almost 7months old and has been EBF and feeds every 2hours. I have introduced formula and she’ll normally have some with her porridge in the morning and before bed. She only has 6oz per bottle but even with for...

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EBF mamas

How many times are we breastfeeding in a 24h period? My little one only breastfeeds before naps and bedtime, and then a couple times overnight which means about 6-7 feeds a day (besides solids obvs). Does that sound like too little? Thanks x

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Left breast is engorged, any suggestions? Getting fever because of it

Not able to breastfeed, feeling like shit

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How to get my breastfed baby to take a bottle?

Hey 👋 My baby is 9 weeks old and I’ve been breastfeeding since she was born. She used to get breast milk in a bottle when family wanted to feed her for the first few weeks but then for the last few weeks she’s just been feeding from me and now she won’t take a bottle 😩 I’m just worried because the dr said I can go…

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Weaning off Comfort Milk

My LO is turning 6 months soon and I would like to start weaning off her Comfort milk (it's so expensive and hoping now her digestive system has matured to go back to normal formula). We stopped her dentinox colic drops which has made no difference so hoping it will be the same with the milk. Does anyone have any...

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Tens machine?!

Has anyone bought a tens machine for labour ? And if so which one did you get ?

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