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|Thu, 10-28-2010 - 12:29pm|
Hi everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been reading/responding to messages. Things are pretty hectic here at the moment :) When things calm down I hope to be able to jump into the PG thread.
So, Evan came home with us on Tuesday! It's been a big learning curve moving from the hospital (with constant help from the nurses) to being on our own. We're having a hard time adjusting, especially me. I've been having a couple break downs per day :S
The biggest concern right now is getting breast feeding established. When we were in the hospital, they were pushing us so hard to make sure Evan was getting 60 mL every 3 hours. Because my milk took a few days to come in, and it took a few more days for the production to ramp up to 60 mL/3 hours, AND because Evan is young and has trouble with his sucking technique, I rarely was even able to try to breast feed.
So, now that we're home, I really want to get it established, but he just loves the bottle because it's so easy. Every time we try, he has a GREAT latch, but just won't suck. It gets very frustrating and sad for me, because I feel like the worst mom ever - that I can't even feed my son.
On top of that, he thinks night time is day time and vice versa. He does cluster feeding from about 12am to 5am - not the best time since that's when we're the most tired.
Anyway, sorry to be such a downer and to complain so much. I guess I'm just in those early days where I feel like I have NO idea what I'm doing and don't think I ever will! Any advice about anything would be really appreciated.
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