Good thing you shared this-I didn't really have this issue with DD as she was one of the ones who wanted to sleep the whole time until my milk came in, so if this baby is different, at least I'll be prepared and know that it is normal. I did actually end up giving DD a small amount of formula on the second day from a cup because the nurses were concerned that she hadn't wet any diapers. I don't regret it, as it did not end up affecting her nursing in any way, we went on to nurse very easily once she woke up and decided to eat. I also remember spending a lot of time trying to get her to wake up and nurse while in the hospital to help my milk come in and to get her to wet a diaper-it was kind of frustrating since she only wanted to sleep. I think my milk came in about the time we got home-the first night home she woke up and nursed all night long-I was so tired I could not have sat up to save my life, hence the beginning of unplanned co-sleeping.
I'm not sure what to expect since ds still nurses. My milk turned to colostrum back at 28 weeks but it's a constant supply. I dread having another oversupply once baby is born. That really sucks! I'm hoping with my other still nursing it won't be quite as bad.
My milk finally came in on Wednesday. I actually ended up supplementing a little bit on Tuesday because like Rebecca I was concerned about his lack of wet diapers. Luckily it seemed to have no effect on nursing because now that I have milk to give him, nursing is his very favorite thing.
You ladies will probably think this is funny: so, by yesterday I was like obsessed with his lack of wet diapers, so I was checking constantly. But I think I also got little resigned that he was never going to have another wet diaper again, because I started checking in random places, like on my lap on the couch. Bad idea, btw.
So, there I was, sitting on the couch. He was laying in my lap, and I decided to check his diaper again. These diapers have a little stripe on the outside that turns blue when the baby pees. It was still yellow, but as any POAS addict can tell you, if you don't get the answer you're looking for the conventional way, you need to take the whole thing apart to get a better look.
So I opened his diaper. And he immediately peed all over me AND had a nice liquid-y BM. Here's the funny part; I'm sitting on my couch covered in per and trying to hold the diaper just right so poop didnt get everywhere, and my first and sincere reaction was "YAY!!!!! You peed!!!!!"
We went to his check up today, and he is almost up to his birth weight, so all of the nursing we have been doing is paying off! He's also having regular wet and dirty diapers, and got a clean bill of health. So it all worked out, it was just a tense couple of days.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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Hooray! I'm remembering what a hungry little man my DS was in his first few weeks. I'm sure I'll be having the same struggles with this one. Thanks for posting this so we can all be a little more prepared when our babies get here.