Ema is still at her take home weight of 5# 5.2 oz with the splint. My milk is in but she does t seem to want to nurse, just latches and sleeps so I am now using pumped milk and formal after each feeding to boost her weight, energy, and kick the jaundice. That's right, add that to my learning curve! I'm just thankful she is otherwise healthy and happy, my little glow worm.
O at my appointment today I had to take her out of the cars eat in the waiting room bc she was fussing and a man came up to me touched her splint and asked "what did u do to your baby?" I was so mad that he would think that I'd hurt my baby but I jut said she was born with it and ignored him. This is what I was afraid of, but I'll get used to it with time.
(Oh btw btdt barest feeding moms, did u get a low grade fever and chills when your milk came in too?)
Oh yikes, with the pp hormones that man is lucky to still be alive! If it had been me I would have either killed him or burst out crying... yeah, I probably would have cried. Well, at 4 days old if she is still at her take home weight that's not bad at all. Yeah, totally normal to have a bit of a fever when your milk comes in. Shouldn't last long though, so if it does definitely mention it to your doc.
*hugs*. I would have said something sarcastic and rude back to that man. Grrrrrr!
You're doing great! Keep it up! Oh, and we need more baby pictures! :D
OMG! That man would have been punched in the mouth.
I don't remember having a fever when my milk came in, but I was SOOOOO tired those days, it wouldn't surprise me if I did. But I agree with Laurie, keep an eye on it and if it gets to anything more than low grade or lasts for more than a couple days give the Doc a call.
People amaze me. Really, what an idiot. I can't remember personally getting a fever and/or chills but do remember feeling like I was on the brink of collapse from exhaustion for a few days.
I would have wanted to say something snarky back, but probably wouldn't have thought of anything clever until after he walked away. ;) What jerk though!
At least she is latching. She'll pick up with the nursing and you are doing great doing what you are doing. Even just her latching should keep your supply going.
I can't believe someone said that to you. :bighug:
I've been reading your updates because I had congenital hip dislocation as a baby and had to wear a brace for a while (I think a few months). I hope she heals quickly and doesn't end up needing surgery. You're doing a great job.
Thanks lady's. I actually slept last night! The bottle made a huge difference. I feel so much better today. Still not 100‰ but better. My feet are also abt half the size if yesterday, maybe I can get my flip flops on today... Ems cast change s at 3:30 and I'm a bit nervous now. Hope I can stomach it.
Aww, I hope everything goes smoothly with her cast change today.
Feeding/nursing an early baby is tough. You think it's hard to wake a regular newborn to eat...you'd be surprised how much of a difference being a touch early can make! It's definitely something that can be overcome but it is a tougher path. DS1 was impossible to get on the nipple correctly, his mouth was just so small, so I'd have to reposition and he was done after 3 latches in a session. Didn't matter if he had been able to extract any milk or not. The nursing session would just be over at that point. We really struggled to establish BFing and I had to pump alot early on. It's not easy but it does get easier. Keep up the good work mama!
Same here with DS. (he was 35 weeks) the lactation consultant said that was something they aren't as quick to notice, but is a symptom of a earlier baby.
Originally Posted by Clarkton