October 16th, 2014, 05:19 PM
Hi Ladies! I would appreciate your tips, help, hugs.... Whatever you have to give. As I "speak" I'm breastfeeding my 2+weeker son. He was born 10lbs7oz ( no stitches, had to fight for a vaginal). Every week since birth, my DS's weight has been monitored because he is yet to get back to his birth weight.
1stdoc appt: 10lb2oz
Current weight: 10lb (steady for last 2 weeks)
Ps: I was pumped full of IV fluids which left me swollen and unable to fit shoes for 1.5 wks. He was born vaginally without complications. Because I'm O+ and him B+, he was a bit jaundiced with high bili. During my 2 days at the hospital,I was advised to supplement while breastfeeding to help him move the bili. In total, he prob got 4-5 of those newborn enfamil bottles. His bili went down and I continued breastfeeding. By discharge, I was free to solely breastfeed.
I'm on mat leave till January so I'm home. I feed 24/7 round the clock on demand. I basically walk bra less with my baby attached and boy is he a chomper!! The first week was tough on my nipples but now he latches like a dream. I also co-sleep and he feeds to eat, feeds to sleep, feeds to soothe... 24/7 but I don't care! He owns the boobs, I just carry them around for him. He nurses every 1.5hrs and I wait till he is done w/the first boob and then give him the second. I see the suck, the wet swallow and sometimes the milk drools out his mouth when he falls asleep so I know...