I'm so sorry you're dealing with all of these health issues right now. You poor thing. I'm glad you went to the doc and checked out the calf pain thing 'cause a blood clot was the first thing I thought of. My doc told me to take an aspirin a day for like 6 weeks post partum to help prevent clots (but I haven't). You could try that if you're worried. Anyway, I hope you get better soon!
Back from the MW appt this morning.
Leo is up to 6lb 14.5oz.
His head is 35.25cm.
He has grown a cm (I think).
Unfortunately he only gained .5oz per day this week, and I was hoping for so much more since I've been getting up and supplementing with EBM at night too... Ugh. The MW said not to be surprised if the LC suggests supplementing with formula just to increase calories while fixing the latch problem. The MW also suggested trying to up my milk supply with blessed thistle and Fenugreek capsules. I got some mother's milk tea too, but forgot it at the store... I don't even want to go back and get it.
You've had so many setbacks including being sick yourself and that is so hard on your outlook. Try to have a restful weekend, pick up the tea tomorrow or get DH to do that for you. Keep doing your best efforts until next Thursday's appointment when you can discuss swallowing with her. Leo IS growing and I believe he will get the latch once his energy catches up to where it needs to be. Maybe that will even happen before you see the LC. :comfort: I'm so glad you have such solid people assisting you.
Last night we went to the MW to get Leo weighed and he'd gained 3.5oz!!! That's more than 1oz/day since Friday! If we can keep that up, I won't even consider formula supplementation!!!
Sadly, yesterday I got some blood when I wiped... I was sure it was my period. Today, I'm not so sure b/c I only had a smidgen of a mark on one pad in 24 hours... plus, no more blood... So, what is it? I haven't had any bleeding in over 2 weeks, and even then it was minimal. I have had a very slight brown tinged mucous when I wipe for a week or so, but I keep forgetting to ask the MW what with dealing with Leo's weight... We totally forgot to even schedule a final 6wk appointment last time!
Lastly, I'm planning not to pump today, just keep him on the boob as much as possible... More enjoyable for the both of us! Plus, I don't have to be anywhere, so why not?
sometimes a litte extra exhertion can cause bleeding again, I know I stopped for a while went for a long walk and bled again, it take some time to heal completely. I'm so glad he's gaining so well. I hated the pump too and just kept my DS on the boob as much as I could, you're right, it's more enjoyable for everyone
It's been a while since I posted here, but I thought I would update.
Since last posting, Leo and I have figured out nursing. We went to the LC, and used a nipple sheild for a week, with only good things to say. We had no problems ditching it either. We just had out last (almost 7wk) MW appt and he's up to 8lb9oz!!!! I was going to be thrilled at 8lb 6oz but oh my! I guess I don't have to worry about his weight gain anymore!
As for those newborn photos... now thathe's put on so much weight he on't exactly look newborn!
Yay! Glad it's going so well!
HAPPY TWO MONTH BIRTHDAY LEO!:bigarmhug: