@NeonNoon I hear you on the frequent nursing and the storm-torn house!! Hope your kiddo gets over the cold fast.
@mindaa thanks for doing this! But what's your update?
How was your week?
Phew, so many things happened: I got mastitis, then I got antibiotics and seem to have gotten over it. I also started using a nipple shield to prevent further damage to the nipples. Usually i can take it off after the letdown (which my baby seems to think is too fast so he clamps down).
I'm trying to transition back to mostly nursing (we;ve been supplementing lots with pumped breast milk), however, we're struggling hugely with his inefficient eating. He'll have a bit on one breast, a bit on the other, then conk out, resulting in not enough milk ingested. His weight has plateaued over the last five days, so I know he's eating less than he was when we were supplementing more. So, as of today, we're back to supplementing after each of his nursing sessions.
Does anyone know if his nursing efficiency will improve as he ages, and if so, when?? :-/ It would be very helpful if he could eat better at the breast so we can actually get out and about (as it is, ALL i do is feed him and pump... ( ).
Otherwise, we interviewed a few potential nannies and should have a trial day with one this week. I start going back to work gradually in July, although I'll take some vacation as well in August.
QOTW: What has been your favorite/most memorable vacation, and why?The picture in my profile is from Montenegro - my favourite place to recharge. I highly recommend visiting, either the coast in September, or the Tara river for a rafting trip (it's the deepest canyon in Europe and best time for rafting is in April, May or early June).
Current Age 35, DH 33
BFP 8/2012, Miscarried 9/2012
BFP 9/2012, DS 6/2013
BFP 6/2014, Miscarried 7/2014
BFP 7/2014, DD 4/2015