Beautiful story! I love how strong you were and how you were able to work with your body and tell the Dr what you wanted to. :)
She is adorable. I am glad you seem to be recovering well also!
Thanks for the well wishes everyone! Turns out our little Miss Chloe is quite the poky nurser and has been falling asleep before she gets to the hind milk. She has only lost 7 oz (which in the first 6 days is totally normal!) but the ridiculous pediatrician is already on my case about supplementing! I think I handled it well with a very firm "absolutely not". And she sent me home with a tube feeding set up and told me to pump hind milk and feed it to her when she nurses with the tube set...again. GRRRR. Very frustrating. I took it and chose to not to argue with her, its not like she can force me to do anything. I went with my gut instincts and I called my wonderful lactation consultant who told me that this particular pedi is an alarmist and loves to push formula on brand new moms (3rd baby here-sorry sister-Im not folding!) and us helped with a few latch techniques cause my nipples have been pretty sore and Ive even gotten a couple of scabs (eew) on the end. Something Ive never really experienced. Anyway, she suggested I pump and dump the fore-milk so when Chloe latches on (properly!) she gets the nice fatty hind milk, and to not let her get droopy and fall asleep in 5 minutes. Im actually not dumping it though cause its such a bitch to pump. Im going to keep it in case she hasnt gained then I will have a back up so I can huck the can of formula back at the pushy pedi! So its a learning curve. I guess all babies are different and each one cant be easy! Otherwise that minor drama she is doing awesome and we still are marveling every day over her existence! Best to all of you ladies and babies on the inside still - hang in there! It's so close!!! And to those on the outside I hope your enjoying every minute with your little love! What a precious time!!! I feel closer to my family than ever.