I am loving this thread!
I've been MIA forever b/c we had a really rough start w/ nursing, and I had to really buckle down and invest a lot of my time into just nursing and pumping non-stop. Arlo is a laid back, sleepy kid, and he wasn't doing much work at the breast for the first 2 -3 weeks.
I think we are good now though.
He's wetting up a storm, stooling (though not in the "4 -5 poo/day" textbook pattern), and best of all growing...and I'm not having to supplement! I'm really so proud. Nursing Eben long term didn't work out, though I did use the SNS for 4.5 months. I did not get good help from my LC, and thought I was unable to work up to a full supply.
But we did it! It's been a lot of work, and I do have to pump somewhat to maintain (at this point anyway), but we're finally relaxing into a groove where we can just nurse and enjoy it and I can see him growing and am not stressed out about whether or not he's getting enough.
I'm glad I popped back in here. I hope to be able to keep up w/ you all again now.