It’s been a while since we checked in and gave you an update on Hugo’s breastfeeding journey so I thought I’d let you know whats going on.
I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding Hugo for the past four months, and our journey is going well. The second time around breastfeeding has been almost liberating. It has made life that little bit easier. I don’t have to sterilise or prepare bottles – particularly in the middle of the night. I’m essentially Hugo’s boob lady, and as long as he has me with him, he has his food supply literally on tap. It means that we can make last mi ute decisions when we are out and about without having to work out if we have enough bottles with us. For me, it works really well, and I’m pleased that we have continued this journey.
When Henry was this age, I had already introduced a formula feed through fear that I wasn’t producing enough milk. Sometimes I worry that Hugo isn’t getting enough. He is small for his age but he certainly isn’t malnourished, and he is the happiest baby I’ve ever met!
Reflux & Colic
Since Hugo’s silent reflux diagnosis and his Ranitidine prescription things are going much better. We still have the baby Gaviscon, but we rarely need to use it. Although I am careful what types of food I am eating I don’t have to restrict myself to a bland diet anymore, however, we have remained dairy free.
I was kindly sent some Probio7 Bifikalm Infant Drops, and I was keen to try them as they have been specially selected to help rebalance the gut of baby which research suggests can help with the cause of colic. I have to admit I was absolutely desperate for some kind of help and I have been giving them to Hugo for the past two months. In fact, I need to repurchase them as we ran out this morning. I have seen a real difference since we have been administering the drops Hugo doesn’t seem to mind the taste, and he is undoubtedly much happier in himself. I definitely think that if you are at the point where we were of pure desperation, they are well worth investing in to see if they make a difference to your baby. You can purchase them here.
I’m always confused why people are so desperate to begin weaning their babies onto solid food. In my eyes, it’s an extra hassle and world more mess. Of course some babies require the early intervention of solids, but for the most part, we are in no hurry. Hugo is taking an interest in food, and I think that when we do embark on the weaning journey, it is going to be exciting, but we will be following the NHS guidelines and weaning at six months unless something dramatically changes before then.
Breastfeeding Journey – Bottles & Formula
Our doctor prescribed Hugo a dairy free formula milk as I had discussed introducing a formula feed however we haven’t tried this yet and to be honest, he won’t drink from a bottle at all at the minute even expressed breast milk. Since Hugo’s breastfeeding journey is going so well, I’m not worried about that, but any tips you have to introduce a bottle to a breastfed baby will be welcomed! I never had this debacle with Henry he just accepted anything!
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