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Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 10:22pm

Author: Dilly

In agony

Hi BGE Sorry the bf did not work out for you. I sympathise totally. Although I did perservere it caused HUGE rows with me and DP. He accused me of being selfish and continuing to bf out of some need to prove myself rather than what Dylan needed. At the time i was adamant that this was not the case but in hindsight I know that I was so worried about not doing things 'properly'. I think you have to do what is right for your family ultimately. Do not feel guilty! I know how much pain you were in an...

Monday, August 9th 2010, 9:52pm

Author: Dilly

In agony

Just had to reply. I had Deep Tissue Thrush... and without any exaggeration I found it more painful than childbirth! It was hell. Bells and Fi's Mum were great support in advising me that it could be DTT and after a battle with the GP I got tablets and after a 10 day course I felt like a different person and BF became a joy. 3 months later (Dylan now 6 months) I'm reluctantly starting to combination feed in prepration for going back to work. I really hope you get the help you need and well done ...

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 8:59pm

Author: Dilly

Six Months of Breastfeeding

I don't get time to post on here- or even come lurk- but I always wanted to be able to post in this thread... and now finally I can. Dylan is just over 6 months and I'm still breast feeding. I cannot believe I got here after a hell-ish 14 week start. Thanks again to Belles and Fi's Mum for your advise about Deep Tissue Thrush. After a course of tablets (and a fight with the GP) BF became so much easier. I've just started to introduce a bottle at Midday and we've started weaning. I'm not sure how...

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 1:57pm

Author: Dilly

Nursing bras??

Quoted from "biggreeneyes" Ooh lots more advice! Thank you ladies Dilly - Seems you have trouble finding bigger cups and i have trouble finding smaller cups! M&S do a 38B i think in a two pack, so may get those! Thanks ladies LOL. Maybe we could 'frankenstein' our bras... can you sew?!?!

Monday, June 7th 2010, 6:28pm

Author: Dilly

Nursing bras??

I got bigger around my back too, went from a 30 to a 34 while pregnant. As for the boobs, they've settled at a GG from FF, though in the early stages of breast feeding they were bigger! (It's a wonder I could stand upright. LOL!) I second the recommendation for M&S, I struggle to find my size and they stock a great range. I'm sure I got a 2 pack for approx £25, that's less than a single nursing bra in many places! Matalan also do some pretty nursing bras for £8, they come in 32A to D, I think. I...

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 6:22pm

Author: Dilly

Fathers Day gifts

I've got a couple of mugs for the Grandad's (Already did a mug for DP's birthday) and a photobook for Daddy. I usually use the 'photobox' website but by chance looked at 'the 'Tesco photo' site and found bigger books cheaper. Since we constantly photo Dylan there are hundreds of pics of him. I put together a book of all the best pics of him and Daddy and it was half the price of Photobox. As a new customer I also get 40 free prints... and Clubcard points!!! It gets delivered to store too so no P...

Monday, April 26th 2010, 10:43am

Author: Dilly

Natural excema remedies

Morning all Didn't want to start a new thread when there seemed to be a few on Eczema but I've not found the answers I'm looking for... maybe someone can help. Dylan has been given Oilatum and Liquid Parafin by the GP for his Eczema. I had though it just dry skin (He was 15 days late and I'm sure that dried him up!) but then areas in his joints became red and 'sweaty' and in some areas the skin was 'papery' and broken. I've been bathing him daily in the Oilatum and using the Parafin morning and ...

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 10:17am

Author: Dilly

Single Palmer Crease

Thanks all. I'm sure now that my BF issues are easing I'm just looking for someting else to obsess about! When I think of it rationally I know it seems very unlikely he'll have a terrible life just because of a missing crease on his hands. xxx

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 10:10am

Author: Dilly

Question for parents that drive with baby on board

They make bugger all difference to put it politely!!! I have been tailgated on several occassions and found it so annoying. I used to enjoy a healthy dose of road rage but with D in the car I really cannot risk it. I have no idea why people insist on driving up your arse whether you have a baby on board or not... and no I'm not a slow driver so that is no excuse! Have to say, I really hate BOB signs where parents have kids in the car and still speed around... might as well say 'Idiot Driver on B...

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 8:39am

Author: Dilly

Single Palmer Crease

Hi all Just thought I'd ask a question... Do any of you have children with Single Palmar Creases? Dylan has one on his left hand. It was picked up in his Newborn check and the Dr who did it really alarmed me. Before checking his hands she explained what she was about to look for then said 'But he'll probably be fine'. She then looked a bit startled that he did have one, explaining how it was often an indicator in more serious conditions but I shouldn't worry about that as she wasn't and could te...

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 8:13am

Author: Dilly

Hip Problems

Jane- Hope Isla is getting more used to her harness. We had Dylans scan last Tuesday and it was all clear. Not sure why he has an extra crease down one leg but both hips were checked and fine. Feel so relieved. Dils x

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 8:08am

Author: Dilly

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Just wanted to give a quick update- and thank you all for your help and support... especially Bells and the leaflet. I took the tablets for 10 days... and what a difference! I am no longer in agony as Dylan latches on and after feeding for at least an hour. Such relief! I am actually starting to enjoy BF after 10 weeks! Dylan seems to have a better latch and I understand not to put up with the pain and keep re-latching him if it's not right. I am still using Daktarin on my nipples to try and cle...

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 8:02am

Author: Dilly

Thrush in ducts

HI Fi's Mum. Well done you. That leaflet was a godsend for me too. I've posted an update in the other thread but tell Fi that I took the tablets and it made such a difference, I am actually starting to enjoy breastfeeding now! Dylan did get some loose nappies towards the end of my 10 day course but that appeared to be the only side effect for either of us. I know what pain Thrush causes so Fi has my sympathy!!! Dilly xxx

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 10:16am

Author: Dilly

How often and should it really hurt this much??

DD- our babies sound so similar! I feel reassured that Dylan is not the only one who feeds like this. Even the fact they are both generally good at night and wake at the same times for feeds... bizarre! My thrush started in one breast with the symptoms you describe, I was in pain for about 2 weeks and then last week pain changed to agony, and in both breasts. I'm glad you are off to the Drs today as you could catch it early.I'm just a stubborn fool who refused to admit I had a problem. Does LO h...

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 4:49pm

Author: Dilly

How often and should it really hurt this much??

So sorry to hear this DD. Only wish I had the answers. xxx

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 7:15am

Author: Dilly

Hip Problems

Dylan had his 8 week check yesterday and the Dr has refered him for a scan on his left hip as she has 'slight' concerns. Cue me bursting into tears and her spending 5 mins reassuring me that it was probably nothing and me blubbling 'If it's nothing why do you need to refer him?'. I know it's better to be safe than sorry but the thought of this is so upsetting. I can identify with you Wee Janey. Will just sit and imagine the worst until I get the scan date through... already been on google. Big m...

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 7:05am

Author: Dilly

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Well, I got the drugs I wanted! Went in all prepared for a fight, armed with the leaflet the HV gave me (same as the one Bells linked to- THANKS BELLS!) The Dr was reluctant, he explained that as the drug was not licensed he would be liable personally should anything go wrong, I understood his concerns but pointed out that the WHO recognises the use of the drug. He took a bit of persauding and told me he had never prescribed it before. He wanted to record on my notes that I understood the 'risks...

Monday, March 15th 2010, 12:40pm

Author: Dilly

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Thanks everyone for the advice. Will try the chin stoke- carefully bablancing the nipple squeezing and holding baby. And yes, the ends of my nipples are white. Spoke to my HV this morning. She thinks it sounds like deep tissue thrush, I feel relieved that there is a name for it. She said I should pop in and see her before the Dr as she has a leaflet which details treatment, etc and I should show this to the Dr. She said I may have trouble getting tablets as many Drs refuse to recognise thrush ca...

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 9:50pm

Author: Dilly

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Wow! Dizzy, I've just come on to get some BF advice and I could have written your post!!! Word for word, you are describing my exact problems. Breast feeding is now so painful that I weep through each session. Dylan is 8 weeks and BF has never been easy for us. He doesn't latch on well and like you I find it really hard to catch him when he does a 'big open'. (He must be sick of hearing me say that... ''Come on Dylan, big open for Mummy...'') My DP is really frustrated with me, he thinks I shoul...

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 9:35pm

Author: Dilly

Annoying habit?

Dylan does a similar thing at times but he looks over his shoulder with my nipple still in his mouth... bloody painful! I never realised how elastic nipples are. x




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