Aloha, Glad I found you! little back ground on baby:
Born @ 37 weeks, induced due to cholestasis of pregnancy
Birth weight 7lb 9oz
Day 2- 6lb 12oz
Day 8- 6lb 13oz
Day 13- 7lb 1oz
Day 15- 7lb 2oz
Day 22- 7lb 7oz
Jaundiced for the first 2 weeks of life
Exclusively breast fed
5 or more yellow, green or orangy stools per day
5 or more colorless pee pees
Had poor latch for the first week, LC helped correct it, she wouldn't open wide enough, and botom lip curls under, she also has bad habit of sucking on tongue when she's supposed to be latching on. I'm pulling chin down and uncurling lip.
I had cracked nipple on right side due to one week of poor latch.....causing me to develop mastitis this week (ouchy). Am currently on antibiotics. Nipple is healed and not painful when latching any longer.
I'm basically concerned that she is such a sleepy baby, and am wondering if it is normal for her to be so lazy about eating. Dr has me waking her every 2-3 hours during the day for feeds.....it'll take me a good 10 minutes to wake her fully, then she'll latch and suck for maybe 2-5 min and then knock out again. It's been extremely frustrating to keep having to wake her again and again. Do you think her slow gain is due to her not being an enthusiastic eater? I think she would happily sleep the day away, and not eat if it were up to her. She gets up twice per night to eat.
She will have some awake moments each day, and some days if we're lucky we get to see her eyes for an hour or so (but not everyday). Do you think she's normal? I keep worrying that something's wrong with her, but I do tend to be a worry wart! When should she be waking up on her own to tell me she's hungry? I have 2 other kids, and never had any problems with the weight or breastfeeding......every kiddo is different I guess!
Any advice or wisdom would be greatly apreciated! Thanks!