My twins via surrogacy came into the world on 6/8/09. My daughter was able to latch on soon after birth, which thrilled me beyond belief.
Unfortunately, my son broke his arm on the way out, so he was sent to NICU until an orthopedist could set his arm. While there they gave him a bottle of my EBM (20 ml) and topped him off with formula (10 ml). They also gave him a pacifier with sugar on the tip to sooth him through the pain. I wasn't happy, of course, but couldn't let my baby go hungry or in pain (I couldn't hold him until his arm was taken care of). Fortunately, the orthopedist came pretty quickly and set his arm and he was released to the nursery and I was able to get him to breast. He was great! His suck was even better than his sister's. I was so excited and relieved.
Since then things have been hit or miss. Sometimes they're both great at nursing, and sometimes it seems like they're just playing. I thought my daughter was going to be the one to keep me worried about her eating enough, but it turns out it's my son. She has had plenty of wet and soiled diapers over the last 4 days (which she hates having changed ). And up until yesterday, so did he. But after leaving the hospital yesterday afternoon he has not had any more poopy diapers. I talked to a nurse at the pediatrician's and she said that it wasn't anything to worry about, so I stopped worrying (as much as a first time mom can). But then he stopped having wet diapers as well. He went all day without needing a diaper change at all. He FINALLY had a wet diaper this evening at around 9:00.
So, am I starving my son? Is he getting enough to eat? I'm just so worried that I'm doing something wrong!