A quick update for those of you wringing your hands over skinny little August…
When we went to the doc’s on Saturday morning, he was up a whopping 6 ounces to 6 pounds, 9 ounces! Yay, birth weight!
We’re on the right track now, with him packing on the weight and me pumping away. The frustrating thing is that my milk supply doesn’t seem to be improving. I’ve got a call in to my doctor for a drug called Reglan, which will hopefully help with that. As it stands now, about every third bottle he gets is breastmilk (and of course, I nurse him with the nipple shield before each bottle, sometimes even inbetween if he is hungry).
I really would like to get him supplementing with breastmilk bottles only (and eventually no supplementing at all), especially because his poopy diapers are so disgusting right now! Who knew formula could produce such noxious stuff??
So thanks for the fattening thoughts everyone, keep them coming!
Also, welcome to bookerdog.com! We’ll get some recent pictures of the guy up soon!