My 5mth baby is STTN most of the time, and takes about 7 feeds a day (compared to 8 when baby was younger). Baby is on mixed feeds (if bottle feed, 150ml), with mostly good diaper output. 1. Is 7 feeds a day too little? Should I wake baby up for a feed? 2. Is 150ml ok for a 5mth old? Is there a guide on when to increase amount and how much to increase, upon assessing baby's readiness?Read more
Steam blender you'd recommend and why?
Hi mummies, I'm choosing among 3 steam blending processors for my LO (in prep of her when she is ready to take purees). Have also listed some pros and cons for me. Wondering if any of you can speak from experience or if you can provide other perspectives that I might have missed? 1. Tommee Tippee (functions: steam and blend only; the 2 functions can be done consecutively in same container which is convenient) 2. Beaba Babycook Solo (4 functions including steam, blend and reheat and, can prepare pasta and rice; have to remove from steam container to put into blender which is troublesome) 3. Beaba Babycook Neo (4 functions including steam, blend and reheat, glass part instead of plastic and, can prepare pasta and rice; have to remove from steam container to put into blender which is troublesome)Read more
wakes and cries hourly in the night
My 2mth old LO had been having a rough night's sleep for the last 2 days. She wakes every hourly in the wee hours, cries badly and it has been challenging to soothe or calm her down. We have tried changing or fresh diapers for her, removing and re-swaddling her, coaxing and assuring her verbally and with physical touches but nothing works. She was also not crying due to hunger (if on EBM, she pushes the bottle teat out and doesnt finish the milk). Husband thinks it might be teething as she keeps rubbing her face/mouth against our shoulders or necks when we carry her (swaddled) upright. Any thoughts on what she could possibly be having or going through? Any parents who went through similar phase (i hope it is a passing phase!) and can share what you did to help LO calm down and sleep better?Read more
Hi mummies, anyone gone through this whereby your LO seems to reject ur warmed up frozen ebm, and the ebm seems to smell? Mine smelled like vomit. Did a little Google search and suspect it is due to lipase activity. Would a lactation consultant be any helpful if i consult him/her? Hope to make feeding of my LO as pleasant as possible. It is very stressful and unhappy for us now.Read more