If anyone has
Thanks for all the words about MIL, ladies. I'm over her, completely. She will no longer be hearing any information about Peter; even DH agreed.
Ella--we live just over an hour away. At one point, we were next door (just for a couple months). I wound up leaving a tube of KY Jelly sitting on the coffee table so she would stop coming in unannounced. Completely nuts.
AFM--Peter's appt was today. At 4months old, he's 10 pounds, 11 oz. The doctor wants us to start supplementing and come back in three weeks for a weight check. We're meeting with an LC tomorrow before we do anything, because I don't want to kill my supply. I can see why women give up. We've had nothing but struggles since he was born, from having no interest in latching/rooting at all, to poor milk transfer (I suspect this is still our problem), to weight issues. I'm pretty much feeling like a failure, but still refusing to give up.Sig by Chrissy at SMFB!
Name/DH Name: Grace/Dylan
Kids names and ages: James, 19 months, David, 9 days
Pets names and ages? none
Are you also NPP, WTT, TTCing, or PG?
(x-posted from Working and Pumping)
Update from the LC:
Based on the scale there, DS had gained 3.7oz since yesterday. I
doubt that, so someone's scale is off. ;) Either way, it was nice to see
a gain. Ultimately, the issue is my supply. DS was only able to get an
ounce from each side, which is in line with what I pump at the same time
of day. After he finished, I was able to pump 10mls, so we're assuming
he's getting as much as he possibly can.
The plan: we'll supplement with my freezer stash (and formula once
that's exhausted--at daycare) while I work to increase my supply. I'll
be using fenugreek and blessed thistle until I get some domperidone.
We're guessing I'm producing between 22-24oz a day, so I really just
need to increase a little.
The LC did say that if we didn't tell her we were worried about his
weight, she wouldn't have guessed anything was wrong with him. He cooed
and played the whole time we were there. So the goal is just to fatten
him up a little bit, and try to get him back on his growth curve.
also decided that I'm probably not getting enough calories to support
me and him, so I'm increasing everything. I struggle to get 15-1600
calories a day. I now have slimfast to use as snacks, whole milk, and
the LC told me to go get a candy bar. I eat to hunger, but really don't
eat that much during the day.
Thanks so much for all the support, ladies. It's so nice to have people that will "listen," even if it's online!Sig by Chrissy at SMFB!