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  1. #11
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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    Did you have IV fluids during your labor? Could they have artificially raised his birth weight so that his weight loss isn't really as large as it appears?
    Teal

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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*green.momma View Post
    yesterday was pretty much a wash nursing him all he wanted to do was sleep
    Sorry about the trauma!

    IME - gotta be "mean" and wake him up.
    Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    How often is he nursing?
    I'm waking him every 2 hours now.
    Lisa

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    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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    Good - wake him up.

    The nurses at the hospy had me nursing round the clock every 90 min for DS1 jaundice. It was exhausting but worked.
    Lynn
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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    Oh and how long to keep trying to nurse at each 2 hour interval?
    Lisa

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    Colby 12-14-09

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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*green.momma View Post
    Oh and how long to keep trying to nurse at each 2 hour interval?
    I know it is hard but newborns are supposed to be at it for 30-60 mins. I annoyed her for as long as it kept working (about 45mins I think)
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    Quick update. Went to the pedi today he has lost over a pound. I have to rent a hospital grade pump and pump after each feeding and give it to him in addition to what he is nursing. She said he is lethargic due to jaundice and hunger and doesn't have the energy to properly get milk. My milk is in but coming in crappy hence us getting a pump. Also she feels his gestational age was way off and he is probably only 35 or 36 weeks. His ears are translucent. So we will be working hard through this!
    Lisa

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    Colby 12-14-09

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    Lisa - you can do this!
    Lynn
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    Did they say anything about bili-lights at home?
    Lynn
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    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    Lisa, you CAN do this. Pump as much as you can, have Logan nurse, and wake sweet Colby up OFTEN to eat. I would get a syring or cup to feed him with...it probably wouldn't be the smartest thing to do to introduce a bottle right now.

    In a week or two this will all be behind you. Joey and Shiloh both lost close to 15% of their body weight and were jaundiced. The jaundice causes them to be really sleepy and then they don't eat so they don't have energy to wake. Its a vicious cycle that YOU have to help him break.

    Hang in there and we're here when you need us
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    **Leslie**

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    Shiloh (5/6/06) Nursed for 13 months and Josephine (7/26/08) Nursed for 23.5 mos Currently nursing my new little firecracker, Finley Catherine, born on the 4th of July!!

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