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.
Oh and how long to keep trying to nurse at each 2 hour interval?
proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies
- my surprise baby: the one and only D-Man born 3 weeks late (5/5/08) at 9 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches, and
- the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.
If I am here I am covered in baby (probably two) and fighting for control of the keyboard.
Family beds are awesome
Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.
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!
Did they say anything about bili-lights at home?
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
All over the world there exists in every society a small group of women who feel themselves strongly attracted to giving care to other women during pregnancy and childbirth. Failure to make use of this group of highly motivated people is regrettable and a sin against the principle of subsidiary. ~ Dr. Kloosterman, Chief of OB/GYN, Univ. of Amsterdam, Holland
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!!
Good job mama, way to stick to it! That's just what you need DS had jaundice and bad latch problems and slept a lot when he was born. Things got better after and he gained fine. It sounds like the gestational age thing could really be a problem and I think you are doing everything right, especially waking him up every two hours. Just hang in there and things WILL get better!
Married to James 1/3/09
SAHM to Aiden Joseph 5/31/09
PG with #2 EDD 10/3/10