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Thursday, August 27th 2009, 7:50am

Author: SarahV

uncomfortable sleeping

Thanks girls. The problem is he's used to sleeping on his tummy and that would be fine but instead what he's doing is trying to push himself upright all the time and crying.

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 6:56pm

Author: SarahV

uncomfortable sleeping

I don't know if this started with Finn's cold but he's stopped sleeping/napping in his cot and in fact any where, including buggy. But the real problem is we're up every hour of the night as he's not wanting to sleep on his back or side, instead he's flipping onto his tummy. That in itself doesn't bother me but he seems to get really upset and then lift himself up really high on his arms. Has anyone had experience of this? I've just ordered a thing to keep him on his back, but he's obviously not...

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 1:43pm

Author: SarahV

water

Ps Bubble, we use the cheap sippy cups from boots by tommy tippee (my SIL has worked her way through loads and her boy will only use these!)

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 1:41pm

Author: SarahV

water

I offer Finn water after every food feed, but that's also to get him into his sippy cup - one friends toddler(!) will only use a bottle still. Interesting thread as only yesterday was wondering about water - I guess I'll carry on boiling until I can!

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 9:19pm

Author: SarahV

Silent Reflux - help!

Hi Jess, so sorry I've only just seen this. My baby has had this too since he was one month old. I learnt the hard way and had to take him to A&E... The problem with all the drugs you've mentioned is that their age/weigh limits what they can be given, Finn's only now on 6ml of Omeprazole... Obvious I know but how is the Omeprazole administered? Sounds silly but initially we were given a tablet to dissolve in water, which was impossible and had no effect. Now he has capsules that you open and put...

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 10:02am

Author: SarahV

Reflux

Hi Gracey-Lou, appreciate you writing. Finn is on Ranitadine and Domperidione too as he's been in a lot of pain. Only this week I took him back to the doctors to have the Ranitadine increased, I believe it has to be upped every time he grows now. It does seem to be working, though not 100%. Long winding sessions are what we are having to do too - sounds like it's exactly as you found it. He feeds upright, his bed is raised too... I might try some gripe water as you're right, infacol does nothing...

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 10:01am

Author: SarahV

Reflux

Thanks LAndi and Rivka, really appreciate the advice. Have tried everything but the nappy point is interesting as hadn't thought of that. He's on medication which is helping with the pain, so on the whole just think I need to wait as you say for him to get stronger!

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 8:42am

Author: SarahV

Reflux

Just wondering if anyone has any practical advice on reflux? Finn has been diagnosed with it and is currently on infant Galvascon; though it isn't having much benefit at the moment and we're going back to the doctor to see if there's anything else available. His food intake has dropped... I've worked out if I allow up to an hour and a half to feed him with a half hour winding session in between I can get him to take a further amount of milk. Any advice gratefully received!

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 12:08pm

Author: SarahV

My little girl has a tongue tie

Sweetie, really sorry have only been able to get onto this thread now (Finn not a happy chap at the moment). Although I've not had the same problem with the tongue tied thing I do know where you're coming from... I'm still bf a little, mainly due guilt as I worry about whole new can of problems opening... However, with Finn being so sick, I am exhausted and in constant tears. I thought yesterday he wasn't over being ill but today I realised he's also really not getting enough food as I gave him ...

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 4:25pm

Author: SarahV

will i ever be able to breastfeed again

Hey Lynnsey, Finn is the same, has a stinking cold. I've noticed its worse in the morning - I assume as he's been lying down all night - and by giving him a bottle he's more upright. I only ever wanted to bf for a month so I will slowly be splitting the feeds and moving him to bottles... The one thing I will say is if you do want to still bf, perhaps expressing for a week might give time for his cold to clear? But, I think the girls are right, formula doesn't mean you love him any less!! Good lu...

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 6:31pm

Author: SarahV

will i ever be able to breastfeed again

Lynnsey, just wanted to pop in for moral support... I thought I was going to drive myself mad with guilt for bottle feeding (for different reasons)... everyone said to me that it's a matter of doing what's best for baby and you, and that is so true. When I got stressed about it, so did Finn... in other words: full, nourished baby = happy baby, calm mother... and formula does that just as well as breast feeding does. My mum bottle fed all of us as she could produce any milk, and I like to think w...

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 11:56am

Author: SarahV

INDUCTION QUESTIONS & CHAT

Isn't she a fountain of knowledge Michelle? Thanks Bells, actually I'll do as you suggest and start visualizing, I know it sounds weird but that's what I did for ET and am convinced it works!!!

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 10:08am

Author: SarahV

INDUCTION QUESTIONS & CHAT

Thanks Bells, you're a fountain of knowledge. I'll see how it goes with the midwife tomorrow and then I'm seeing the consultant on Monday... at least I can ask questions can't I? Michelle, I've tried everything... like the sweep, I don't believe any of it works unless you're body is ready and mine obviously isn't. So looks like I just have to roll around on the floor a little longer

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 5:21am

Author: SarahV

Induction

Just a quick question to see if anyone knows whether you are entitled to demand an induction? Obviously I know it's best to avoid it as there's more chance of needing medical intervention but I've had a acute abdominal pain for nearly 8 weeks now and it's getting worse. The only explanation they can give me is that this is 'false' labour and can last weeks (which it has done)... I've survived as I just wanted to get to full term but I'm not sure I can go a full 2 weeks overdue, which I reckon is...

Monday, December 15th 2008, 5:38pm

Author: SarahV

Braxton hicks?

Quoted Originally posted by Michelle I do have a slight feeling of guilt that putting any drugs into my lo's system is not what i had wanted but i just couldn't take the risk. Michelle, it's too late for me... doctor has pumped me full of pain killers Seriously though, they know what they are doing, I really don't think they would recommend a course of treatment if it was risky/harmful to KO. Doctor today said the drugs I'm taking would be absolutely fine and I do believe him as they wont let y...

Monday, December 15th 2008, 8:46am

Author: SarahV

Braxton hicks?

God Michelle, how scary, but best to be safe than sorry even if it did mean a sleepless night in the hospital. Reading what you've written it's making me realise more than ever that DH and I need to demand to see a consultant to get an idea of what's going on... it's just quite often the people you speak to on the phone make you feel like you're wasting everyone's time. Just so glad all is okay and you are back home. By the way, obstetrician I saw last week said if baby was born now all would be...

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 12:24pm

Author: SarahV

Ante natal care (or lack of it)

I'm not sure Chelsea and Westminster do tours and to be honest we didn't go into rooms if women were using them. I wouldn't worry too much though, my NCT teacher says Kingston is great and there you get your own bathroom - at C&WH you have to share!

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 11:44am

Author: SarahV

Ante natal care (or lack of it)

clap for your GPs for at least following through... I wont forget your appointment as it's the day before my birthday Michelle, they should be seeing you more and I get the impression this is how it is in London - remember my fiasco before I was moved? I think you take it as far as you want to - i.e. if you still aren't happy talk to the head of midwifery. It's a shame your hospital don't do tours. One thing I learnt about going in this weekend to the hospital is you see a lot more, so I wonder ...

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 9:17am

Author: SarahV

Ante natal care (or lack of it)

Michelle, are the surgery going to call up the midwifes for you? I know that as it's Christmas season they are v busy but really that's no excuse ... it might be worth calling up midwifery clinic and asking to speak to manager? I know you can survive just seeing GPs - to be honest all my mws do is measure bump, feel tummy and listen to heart (which is what GP did yesterday) but really they should be able to fit you in!

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 6:46am

Author: SarahV

New Girl with Endo

Hi Shelbie, I'm so glad that you've finally found someone lovely who treats you well! I too had endo and was treated for it in Oct 2007 - I can't tell you much more as I had to go down the IVF route, but what was encouraging for me was IVF worked first time and I'm sure if I hadn't had my endo op it wouldn't have been first go lucky. with everything, and (easier said than done) try not to stress yourself out too much and see what happens!




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