Booby Traps Series at BestforBabes.org
GREAT blog. I think all expecting moms might consider perusing them and seeing what might be thrown their way. Today's is on low blood glucose, and yes, it almost derailed breastfeeding my first baby.
Because he was so big (over 11 lbs), my midwife insisted on testing (and I didn't know I could decline it). His glucose was low (I didn't know it was still normal though) and dropped lower after I was transferred to the hospital, where he developed the shakes, and I was in surgery, so instead of saying, here let's give supplemental feedings via a syringe, DH OK'ed a bottle.
And that ONE time made it very, very difficult to breastfeed him for 8 long weeks, where I toughed it out basically alone except for bad advice to pump after every feeding (I had OALD and OS) and to quit (from everyone).
Instead, we should have given him any supplements some other way, and they should have had me nurse him, as I was not out completely for the surgery but was still where I could have nursed instead. Oops.
But so easily, I could have ended up EPing for my first or quitting entirely because of this booby trap