Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

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Planning on breastfeeding? Ask questions about your breastfeeding concerns, or share your journey here.
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Food to avoid during breastfeeding?
Hi, I am currently on confinement and I would have to eat fish, dishes cooked with some alcohol and drink herbal soup everyday. I have a few concerns of the following: - does the amount of mercury
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Super Mum
Avoid big fishes as these fishes contain high level of mercury. Small fishes like kuning fish is safe to eat. If having food which contains alcohol added to it, best to wait for at least 2 hours befor
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Hi, eating fish is alright during confinement:) if you’re very worried about mercury, avoid fish like tuna and swordfish. The usual fish in confinement food is fine. Generally, if food is cooked well
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Boost breast milk
Hi mummies, What soup is support to boost for breast milk supply? Are Chinese herbal soups really help?
Super Mum
Other than green papaya fish soup, oat with milk also helps.
Other than papaya soup, Farmfresh Kurma Milk worked for me.
Super Mum
Green papaya fish soup works for many moms
Feeding 1 month old during night
Hello mummies, my 1 month old baby kept falling asleep after drinking about 60ml at night. Usually she will take about 100-110ml during the day. I tried my best to wake her up after she drank the 60ml
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Depends on her weight. If she's growing well, I'll let her sleep
Cold food is OK to consume during pregnancy??
Super Mum
Let her sleep
VIP Member
let her sleep
Super Mum
Sleep is equally important 😀
Pumping breast milk
How much breast milk do you all manage to pump out per session? And how long does it take? I seem to be able to pump out only 30ml for both breasts and it takes about ½ hour. It’s so frustrating. I do
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I am an exclusive pumper. During the first few days of pumping, it was also a dissappointment as my yield was similar to yours. So i started to pump every 2/3 hours, and i noticed that it started to i
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Do u manage to get letdown? Initially my yield was also quite low as I couldn't get letdown. Not sure whether due to the pump I was using spectra s9. Later bought s1 and my output gradually increased.
Super Mum
120-160ml per 30mins session. This is at 5mth. When baby was 4weeks, yield was also around 30-60ml
Is giving water to Babies after taking breastmilk harmful?
Yes it is harmful for babies below 6 months
Never give any water to baby below 6 months.
Exclusively breastfed babies do not need additional water – breastmilk is 88% water and supplies all the fluids that your baby needs. There are some problems associate with feeding water to exclusive
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Breastfeed babies do not need water to supplement their feeds as compared to formula fed babies as breastmilk is 80% water. Also, it is not advisable to give water to 6 months and below as their li
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Clogged milk ducts
How do you mummies sleep with clogged milk ducts? I always experience it quite often and its so painful to the point that i cannot sleep. It affects my rest and also sleep at night. My mind wont be at
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Super Mum
Sorry to hear that, blocked ducts shouldn't happen so often and if its so painful it could be mastitis, have you checked with a gynae/LC? Sometimes you might need to take antibiotics to get rid of it.
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Use hot compress, massage and apply pressure on the lumps when pump. I also taking lecithin to help with the clogged milk ducts but I find most effective is to pump round the clock. I wake up twice at
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Super Mum
My wife take sunflower lecithin religiously and it helps
VIP Member
I’ll force myself to wake up to pump
Super Mum
Pump it out.
Working mums
How often do you pump at work and how do you store milk and pump parts (can't sterilise at work..)Thanks!
Twice but if working hours drag will squeeze another time to pump. Work place have freezer to store and I use packit to bring back the milk home. I pump straight to the breastmilk bag so no need to wo
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Twice at work. Store bottles and pumped parts within ziplocks inside small thermal bag. I put the whole thermal bag inside fridge. And ziplocked ice blocks I put in freezer.
I have a question. Can I pump into the same bottles or packet from earlier sessions if not full? That means pump, keep in fridge then take out n pump into same containers again.
I pump 2 times @ work 12nn and 3:30pm, i store my milk @ our freezer sa office , my pump parts i put hot water and ilalagay ko lng sa thermal bag.
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I pump 3 times a day while at work. I keep my the pump parts and bottles in a Ziplock bag in the fridge. For milk, I’ll store in storage bags inside the freezer
Milk Powder for Breastfeeding Mom
Hi.. pls advise which brand of milk powder do you recommend for breastfeeding moms.. :) TIA..
Thks everyone..
Super Mum
I give similac to my LO
I drank Mamil Mama, found it less sweet
Thks
Super Mum
Any of the maternal milk for pregnancy works. I like frisomum
Does breastfeeding actually help you lose weight?
yeap yeap and yeaaaaap.
Yes for me..from 68 now 50.. after 2 month giving birth...😍😍 impressive
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Yes, very much! My baby already 8 months now and my weight is below my usual weight 😊
someway somehow
Yes for me, from 64 to 58 in 3 months after giving birth..
How long should one breastfeed ?
It depends. Standard time would be until 2 years. But some babies breastfeed more than 2 years and some will go less than that. Until your baby refuses you do the breastfeeding. That will surely stimu
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1-2 years old
Upto 1-2 years
1-2 years
Most of my friends breastfeed in the range of 6 to 12 months. Most of them stopped because of their work schedules but one of them commented that her babies seemed to lose interest in breastmilk once
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