I had my three week appt today, and my little boy finally gained back to his birthweight....and more!! I am so happy, I can hardly stop smiling. We have been nursing practically non stop because since his third day of life, doctors have been hinting that I needed to supplement with formula. He was born 9 pounds, 9 ounces, 21 inches long. The whole pregnancy the doctors insisted he was not a big baby. Hah! He lost over ten percent of his body weight while in the hospital (5 days), and at our two week appt he still was 5 ounces shy.
I had a very traumatic 33 hour labor, which unfortunately ultimately ended in cesarean section. So I think my body had a hard time with my milk coming in, but boy, is it working now!
My question is, can I stop waking my LO every two hours now that he is gaining better? Or should I still be setting his schedule?
I appreciate any and all input, I am obviously a first time new mommy, and it is such an amazing experience. I just wanna do a great job!