I went back to work this past weekend! So, that means I left the house at 6:00am and returned at 8:15pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Everything went well, the girls stayed home with DH, who did an amazing job- he even used the cloth diapers on Avery!
Avery only ate 8oz the ENTIRE time I was gone on Saturday. Then, amazingly enough, she wanted to nurse ALL NIGHT LONG! So, Sunday morning came way too quickly and I had to try to work again.
She's 7 weeks old, and would only take 1oz at most feedings from the bottle for DH. Sometimes, she'd take close to 1 1/2oz. She was falling asleep eating and was content for the next two hours, so he didn't push it. It's obvious that she didn't meet her calorie needs, though, since she nursed all night long.
Here are my thoughts:
Avery only nurses from one breast per feeding, and is done in no more than 10 mintues- usually 5-7 minutes. DH said that it was taking her at least 10-15 minutes to drink the 1oz from the bottle. I have OS and OALD, often spraying her in the face- could she be ready for a faster flow nipple? All we have here is the slow flow and DD1 never needed anything else- we just used the slow flow with her for the entire time she drank from a bottle.
Any other suggestions? I can't be up all night on Saturday night when I have to work on Sunday!!