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|Thu, 08-09-2012 - 2:02pm|
So as expected, what happened at the pediatrician visit is the same thing that happened at my first son's visit (both on day 4 before milk came in). The pediatrician loaded me up with formula and told me to start giving him 2 oz every two hours during the day and 3 oz every three hours at night. She wants me to come back in and check his weight on Friday.
Well, later last night, my boobs started getting HARD and I notices more of a swishing/gulping noise when Josh was drinking. My boobs were still really hard this morning. I nursed him every 3 hours overnight... and we've been on a every two hour schedule so far today.
I have not started giving him the formula. I think frequent nursing is the key for us and I know if I keep up this 2 hour feedings... he will weigh more on Friday afternoon. I'm just stayiing positive and confident that that will be the case. I want to avoid formula until at least 9 months of age, if possible. I had such a successful nursing experience with Nathan (even after a beginning just like this), I know I can make it work and I need to not let my pediatrician scare me!