Re: Need advice ASAP for my 5 week old
Oh mama. The nurse's irritation is NOT YOUR PROBLEM. I am so sorry that she was snippy with you. You were under enough stress!
I would pump another bottle, maybe another couple of bottles, and try using them. But don't expect them to work- it is very difficult to perform medical tests on squirmy newborns, no matter how they are fed.
I would also call the place where the test is to be performed, and discuss options. For example, can the test be performed while you hold and nurse the baby? And if not, why not? I know that when I to my second LO in to the hospital for her hearing screening, the technician wanted her seated in her carseat. Well, that wasn't working AT ALL- my daughter was so fussy that the tech couldn't get any kind of a reading. Finally I said "I am just going to nurse her while you do the test." The tech wasn't happy, but I didn't care! And guess what? We had a good reading within 5 minutes.
You might also want to discuss scheduling. Don't let them schedule you in the afternoon when your baby is likely to be tried and cranky. Aim for the morning- that is, if morning is your baby's happy time.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"