So today Bram had his 2 week follow up appointment - he's only gained 4 oz in the past week. Dr isn't happy and wants him back on Friday for another weight check and wants to see him up at least 3-4 oz. Um.. in 2 days?? Is that possible??
I did get a chance to work with one of the office lactation specialists for over an hour and I think she gave me some really good tips on getting my milk to come down more. Basically right now Mr. B is exerting too many calories getting the milk to come down and by the time "let down" occurs, he's too tired to eat. She sent me home with a starter "nutrition kit" from Enfamil but she said we could use the BM I have stored in the freezer if we wanted to.
It's killing me to not do 100% breast but he just isn't strong enough right now. She said once he's back up to birth weight, she thinks he may be able to go 100% breast without syringe supplement. Poor little dude.
His billy count was down to 9.something - VERY happy with that!
The crap part of my day was when I had to go into the work office to have some insurance papers sent off and my boss said "Let's see the little rat. "
My son is NOT a rat. I hate that man.. I really, really don't like him.
Let's see -
4/10 (Wed - Birth day) he was 6.12
4/16 (Tuesday - Home appt) he was 6.02
4/17 (Wednesday - Pedi office) he was 6.02
4/24 (Today) - he was 6.06
They want him back to 6.12 by this Friday, 4/26.
They weighed him after I fed him 10 min on each side and was 6.08 so he got 2oz of BM which the LC said was pretty good!
I'm supposed to feed him then pump 1 hour after he's done and then feed him one hour after I'm done pumping - and do that repetitively through the day and let him go 3-4 hours at night.
Tonight I fed him about 10 min on each side and pumped but he wanted back on the breast about 20 minutes after I pumped so I let him but he ended up eating all 2 oz I had just pumped as him supplement, post breast.
I've just re-read all I wrote and maybe I'm tired but it's sounding all jumbled lol.. I *know* what I mean to say.. hope it's coming out right. Yup, I have a newborn, alright!
I know my situation is different because I formula feed but wanted to comment on the scheduling thing. DD was scheduled very early.. Pretty much before leaving the hospital and we quickly could up her intake and cut out a bottle. Well Rylee was off a bit and wanted to eat a lot so we upped her amount and tried to get her on a schedule good for us and it has backfired. As much as I want her to be scheduled clearly that doesn't work for her.