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Friday, July 14th 2006, 8:44pm

Weaning with breastmilk

There are a couple of you who are thinking about this by now so this may be helpful if you're still leaking milk at the time you're weaning.

I came across this picture today and remembered about something I did when I was first weaning. Rather than sterilising the pump, expressing,sterilising a dish and getting cracking..... I wore a sterile breast shell and put baby rice straight into it.




By the way, that's a strawberry mark on her head, it's faded a lot since then ;)





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Friday, July 14th 2006, 8:51pm

My DD has two strawberries on her back! what age do they fade Bells - sorry don't want to change the subject of the weaning ........

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Friday, July 14th 2006, 8:56pm

S has one on her bum!! One on her head and one on her chest!! Tiny little things though....except the one on her bum has grown a bit as her bum gets bigger 8o
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Friday, July 14th 2006, 9:13pm

We were told that it would fade by 2 yrs and it certainly is doing. It's quite scary when I look back at how dark it was. we used to get some very funny looks.

Seeing as I'm in the mood for putting pictures on tonight :D I'll see if I can find some.





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Friday, July 14th 2006, 9:20pm

Awwww i feel like i know you a whole lot more now!! xx
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Friday, July 14th 2006, 9:40pm

Oh pictures I love other peoples pictures!

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Friday, July 14th 2006, 10:04pm

It wasn't there when she was born, just a white pinprick was visible. Over the next few weeks she developed a red patch and it got bigger daily.



Once it had grown it started raising up and got darker and darker.

Eventually it was like this....




This isn't a very good picture.... she looks a bit weird because of the angle but it was taken a couple of months ago and her fringe is out of the way on it. You can see that the colour is fading from it.



Once her hair started to grow it was less noticeable and she's had a fringe for a while now so not too many people notice it. What with that and her broken front tooth she looks rather 'messy' about the face but this stuff's only cosmetic after all. Still it's upsetting when your baby gets stared at.





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Friday, July 14th 2006, 10:08pm

She is gorgeous!!! xx
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Friday, July 14th 2006, 10:20pm

Thanks Clare..... I like her too :D





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Saturday, July 15th 2006, 8:43am

Bless what gorgeous blue eyes!

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Saturday, July 15th 2006, 11:12am

She is gorgeous Bells!!!! DD has a strawberry too!! Started to develop when she was about 2 weeks old. It is at the side of her ear!

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Saturday, July 15th 2006, 11:30am

DS has two massive ones on the back of his head & at the nape of his neck, covering most of the width.

He's also got one right between the eyebrows, on his right eyelid and just under his right nostril. Luckily the eyebrow one & nostril are fading already. His head ones though show no sign of fading.

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Saturday, July 15th 2006, 11:43am

What a gorgeous little girl - I love her dress. She looks like she has a will of her own too :D

Great tip BTW! What about the holes though or can you buy shields without holes?



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Saturday, July 15th 2006, 1:42pm

Primrose - the Avent ones you can buy with & without holes - but they are "shells" rather than "shields".

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Saturday, July 15th 2006, 6:00pm

Thanks Sunshine, didn't know you could buy them holeless (sorry did mean shells not shields durrhh!)



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Sunday, July 16th 2006, 3:32am

no probs - I bought them as a packet (or rather DH did) and they had the petal thingy and then a hole-ly cover and a non-hole-ly cover which were inter-changeable.

actually, just dont do what I did which was accidentally put the hole-ly ones on with the holes at the bottom rather than at the top! oops! :rolleyes:

I found the shells a godsend and they helped heal my nipples when they were bleeding as they helped extract them (they were flat & one was almost inverted) and kept air around them for them to heal during the daytime & stop DS bashing them when he would have screaming hissy fits.

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Sunday, July 16th 2006, 7:50pm

Holey.... holeless? ?( :D I'm not with you but you seem to know what you both mean so I'll leave you to it! :D

They are Boots own brand breast shells .... like these.... a hole on one side for your nipple and a dish type thing on the front ..... :D






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Sunday, July 16th 2006, 7:53pm

Bells she looks like an angel x

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Sunday, July 16th 2006, 8:35pm

I paid £10 for 2 pairs of breast shells in one pack. One holey, one not. They are the Avent ones, and also have the cushion bit like you get on the breast pump.

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Sunday, July 16th 2006, 8:48pm

I'm really confused!!!! ?(

When you say one holey, one not ...... how does that work?

With mine each shell has two parts, the back is a part with a hole which fits over your nipple and the front is a dish part which fits onto that so that your milk is collected.

You fit the dish to the holey part, push them together and then put your nipple inside the hole. So although you have four seperate parts there are only two actual breast shells.

You're not all using the four parts on their own are you?





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Sunday, July 16th 2006, 8:52pm

ignore that.... I Googled the Avent ones and see that they have a ventilated set to allow your boobies to breath...

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Sunday, July 16th 2006, 8:54pm

LOL Bells!!!!

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