So my major learning curves have been using a suplimemtal nursing system because she needs more calories till my milk is fully in, and caring for a newborn in a splint and everything that goes with her diagnosis.
This is something u will want to research only if you don't have a weak stomach , if u do I suggest not finding pictures.
Emalyn was seen within 24 hours by a Children's Orthopedic Surgeon. She was diagnosed with Congenital Knee Dislocation. He was able to put the knee back in socket without her even crying or in any pain and set it with what he could find around the nursery to splint it. She goes in on Wednesday for a new cast or plastic splint and will get a new one every week until it is set. He can only go so far with the ligaments without tearing them or breaking the bones. At about 4 months she will be evaluated by ultrasound and xray to make sure her hip has stayed in place and healthy through the castings, he will also see if her knee is in need of surgery. She wont be strong enough for surgery until 4 or 5 months. She is otherwise a perfectly healthy baby and the prettiest hes ever seen.
I have a picture of before the splint I will pm if u really want to see it.