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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Afraid my son's starving...

    i went in. he was sleepy but we did a sleepy feeding session he got a few ounces while being tired. he should get 20+ a day so he's taking in ok, but im on fenugreek and they got me a pump so i can store extra and to increase supply so he has plenty while growing.

    he is 8lbs 2ounces he's been gaining slow but steady. the scale at the clinic is wrong terribly i was told so we're not going by any of the weights there, im going back in 2 days to see how much he gains per day. his discharge from nicu was 7lbs 2, but his lowest on the hospital record was 6lbs 15. he has gained over a lb in 4 weeks.

    i was told not to give him any bottles of formula it will make him feel fuller longer since it wont digest quick like breastmilk so he wont eat enough.

    so my minds at ease more knowing he isnt starving. his billirubin is still medium a 10.5.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Afraid my son's starving...

    So he's back to his birth weight, plus an ounce! That's wonderful news! Slow but steady will do the trick. I'm so glad they could confirm your sense of things at that horrible clinic, and that they will follow up with you in a couple days.

    This is great news -- thanks for the update! I'm sure you feel relieved and encouraged.

    --Rebecca

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Afraid my son's starving...

    yes i do feel better he is getting milk, gaining weight, etc... idt im going back to that clinic only for immunizations or if he's sick.

    ill keep updating and posting to the board

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    Default Re: Afraid my son's starving...

    You asked about a home weighing method on the first page of posts. I know some said you could rent scales, but my husband and I came up with another cheaper plan. We bought a digital fish scale. Make sure you get one that will tare out a weight. We attach it to the baby's car seat, tare it out, and then weigh the baby. They are very accurate and will weigh to the ounce. Our car seat handle was too large for the gill hook so we used some very strong cord to hang the seat.

    We've weighed three baby's this way, two of whom have serious medical conditions that make their gaining weight crucial. We've had good luck with accuracy and we took it to the specialist's and had it compared to their high tech. scales and they both gave the same weights.

    I hope that helps, sorry to have responded so late.

    Dawn

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    Default Re: Afraid my son's starving...

    I agree with the PP about finding another doctor.... you're going to be seeing your baby's doctor a lot in the first couple of years... it needs to be someone more in line with your own philsophies.... you can call around and "interview" doctors, too, before settling on one.

    Many doctors will allow you to come in for a "weight check"... I can stop by anytime I want, and they pull my baby's chart and a nurse weighs him and records the weight... this is free. You should ask your doctor if you're allowed to swing by for weight checks.

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