I have posted a few questions in the past for all of you and the advice was amazing. My pregnancy sucked for the most part. Early bleeding (I mean gushing) for about 8 weeks off and on, UTI's, crazy BH, PTL stopped 2x, Procardia, Pre-e scare, then on BR because of a bad growth scan showing arms/legs on the short side. The worst was we had zero real answers to any of it.
After one week of bedrest my water broke Sunday morning 2.26. I was 36+5, so almost made it to "full term". She was born a quick 7 hours later weighing 5lb7oz and scored 10's on her apgar. We were released together, her weight was still over 5lb which was what they were looking for.
I am (trying to) BF, but she is on Dr's orders we supplement with Similac Neosure 22. I am allowed to "try" to BF for 15 min. If she latches and goes for it, she is allowed to nurse for 20 as long as its not a fight. I guess fight = loss of calories, more burned than go in.
So, she has gotten about 20ml of Colostrum, 40ml of BM, and has successfully latched only once. Got about 6 min out of each side.
First question is about poopie diapers. She has not had once since we left the hospital 24 hours ago. I know with BF babies this would be bad, but she has not had much BM at all. When would you call the ped? She has her first appt tomorrow morning at 10:45. Do I just wait?
Second. Do I "try" each feeding, then give her BM I have pumped + Neosure if the BM is not enough, or would you suggest just pumping until she has put on some weight and every ml vs energy spent is not so precious? I feel like latch, BM bottle, F bottle is just so much going on...
Thank you all so much. I feel like a chicken with my head cut off here so I apologize if this sounds like a giant clusterf*ck!!
Here is the little peanut