The other half is currently in hospital with out first baby son which was born of Sunday 2nd Feb 2014 at 8lb 8oz (we are in the UK)
While initially he seemed to be latching and getting some breast milk he had signs of an infection and was always sleeping therefore they had to keep him in the hospital while the infection was sorted with antibiotics. He also lost nearly 11% of birth weight.
So me and partner expressed breast milk and fed him via cup or syringe with colostrum and also topped that up with formula also fed by small cup to get his weight up and get him healthy (so worried)
The weight started to go the right way when he was next weighed. So we then with the advice of the hospital midwives went back to beast fed exclusively and while he is latching on with no issues and initially sucking for about 4 or 5 sucks he seems to very quickly fall asleep
I have noticed his nappies being sporadic - sometimes with a good amout of stool and other times longer periods of dryer nappies
He is very contented and sleepy - he is still on the antibiotics at the moment and that maybe having some effect I suppose. The hospital has just weighed him again and now lost weight slightly again - at this rate he will never get out of hospital so for tonight we are planning to express and feed by small cup again to make sure hes getting the right quantity in him
Any advice or recommendations with regards to this??
I really want too get his weight up to get out of hospital really its almost a week now
We dont yet want to give up on breast milk yet - if only he did the work to suck - the milk is plentiful due to the expressing we had to do
Its so annoying as my partner has got breastfeeding itself sussed he just wont draw enough or for long enough