Victory!! At 4 weeks, Eden had her follow up today and she weighed in at a whopping 7 lbs. 4 oz. and is already 20 3/4 inches!! We worked SO hard this week with breast feeding and supplementing and it paid off. The past three days she hardly took her formula so we were a little nervous about it all. Looks like she didn't need it as much as we might have thought!
So now we have a new plan... Eden will be strictly breast fed this week and we will go in next Tuesday for another weigh in. Dr. Gulde really supports breast feeding and he knows my goal is to have her just breast fed. Of course, if we have to go back to supplementing that would be fine too but I'm glad he's letting us try it out! The great news is that we can let her sleep as much as she wants at night as long as she is eating plenty during the day. This will help me feel a little more human...
Went to the lactation center today and it went well. I really hesitated going because I had a less than encouraging experience when I went for Claire almost 3 years ago. The consultant was very supportive and cheered me on! It was well worth it... I got some good pointers even though we got a little conflicting advice. She wants me to wake her up throughout the day every 2- 2 1/2 hours to feed her. I think I'm going to see how Eden does with making her own schedule and if she isn't eating 8 times a day, I'll initiate her eating more often. I also will probably go weigh her on Friday to make sure she is doing ok.
There's nothing like trying to feed a baby who doesn't want to eat or is so sleepy she won't wake up for ANYTHING! I will never forget the clinched jaw, tongue on the top of her mouth and simple refusing Eden gave me... or will still give me! She is probably going to be stubborn =) Here's three cheers for getting sleep at night!!! YIPEE!!
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