So I feel a lot better after taking Luke in this morning. He is still below the curve on weight, around the 3rd%, but he is gaining some. He's up to 12lbs 11.5 oz, which is exactly 1 lb more than he was a month ago. The doc looked at him and said he looked great. He said that it sounds like he's eating enough, b/c babies that are starving won't have growth spurts like he did that jumped him up to the 75th% in length, and that he also probably wouldn't be sleeping 10 - 11 hrs straight at night if he were hungry. And the fact that he's really active probably has something to do w/ it as well. I'm so glad my peds are so nice and helpful!
On a bad note, my pump is crapping out on me. It really sucks, or rather, doesn't suck :confused:, anymore! I am getting maybe 2 oz out of a side, but after the pump stops getting any I can still get milk to squirt out practically across the room! Last night I hand expressed another oz after pumping, and might have gotten more if I had felt like doing it for longer. My pump was my bff's, and she used it for 6 mo, and now I've gone 5, so maybe it's just lived out it's life? What should I do? I don't think I'm ready to switch to all ff yet, but I absolutely need to keep pumping at work if I want to continue. Should I rent one? Should I buy another one, but a cheaper one than my Medela PISA? Anyone have a less expensive one that they like?