Baby blues and some notes

surprisingly I don’t have baby blues. No postnatal depression either. Or, is it too early to declare?

I did cry, but I thought it was not something unusual of me, so I didn’t count it as Baby Blue. I did feel depressed and dull, but I thought that was because of irregular sleeping pattern.

Irregular sleeping pattern, life centred around feeding, cleaning, smelly nappies, possetting, trying to get her to sleep…. It IS depressing.

Switch off your ears when mothers and aunts ask about your milk supply. As if they were daisies. Midwives are reassuring when they say that it is normal supply with top ups normal too. Do not torture yourself by trying to express using pumps. Pumps are horrible. As long as the baby gets enough calorie for the day, how does it matter how and in what form she gets it?

Do not overfeed. Possetting creates more work. Staying awake to get her sleep is trouble too. No escape. (Balan says that feed by demand is not overfeeding. Dr. Miriam Stoppard’s book says that possetting is a sign of overfeeding).

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Jan 25, 2008 @ 10:21:51

    Good!

    🙂

    Reply

  2. Michelle
    Jan 29, 2008 @ 00:01:43

    not good!

    Seems to me that babies are like studying for your final exams. You think you’ll never get through it, never get to live a normal life again… but then one day you’re looking back and wondering how it all went by so fast.

    Reply

  3. sudha
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 09:25:11

    how are you now?

    Reply

  4. Michelle
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 13:44:48

    yes, thinking the same thing. How are you now?

    Reply

  5. Premalatha
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 15:49:32

    Hi Sudha and Michelle, Thanks for asking. Princess doesn’t let me sleep during nights and pees on my pillow too. Day time is my sleeping time these days.

    she is exactly 4 weeks old today. 🙂

    Reply

  6. Michelle
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 16:55:54

    lol Glad to hear you’re getting sleep, even if you are running out of dry pillows! 🙂

    Happy 4 week day! 😀

    Reply

  7. Vidya
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 20:31:12

    Take care of both yourself and your Princess. 🙂

    Reply

  8. sudha
    Feb 06, 2008 @ 08:39:08

    awwwwwww… post more potos!

    Reply

  9. Silentone
    Feb 08, 2008 @ 10:32:19

    Have a quarter glass of wine. If you are breastfeeding her, her cycle will automatically change to her sleeping days.. This was my solution and it worked like a charm.

    I have tagged you, so when you have a minute please take it up.
    http://silentoneinlondon.blogspot.com/2008/02/five-posts-tag.html

    Reply

  10. Premalatha
    Feb 11, 2008 @ 19:19:20

    will do the tag soon.

    Reply

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