I'm behind on this thread more than usual b/c I haven't been pumping as much.
I went to see the LC last week for some help with DS and his crazy crying fits at the breast. First of all, he was a PERFECT nursing angle at the appointment. Can you believe it??? I'm sending this kid directly to the Actors' Studio.
But after giving her the low down as to what really happens, she seems to think it's not my let down at all rather, that the flow has slowed down and he's being impatient. The other theory she had was lack of napping during the day. We do have a problem there. So I've been working on trying to get him to nap. Boy, does this baby fight sleep!
Anyway, the LC also suggested an experiment that I was elated to try... exclusively bfing for a 5 days!!! She thought that Marshall was ready. So we weighed him at the peds office ( we weighed him at the LC's office too but the ped scale has been our main scale) on Thurs. and we go back tomorrow to check his weight.
Keep your fingers crossed ladies! I'm really nervous b/c DS has been really fussy the past couple of days. DH and I are afraid might not be getting enough to eat from just the bfing. Of course, the is the other list of stuff it could be: teething, gassy, he had one of his shots on Thurs., he's tired b/c he won't nap, etc. etc.
The other thing that tells me it could be the food issue is that his poo has been greenish the past couple of days. Could that be from the vax shot? or extra salvia?
I'm really hoping he gained. I'll be beyond bummed if I have to go back to pumping all of the time again.
On a somewhat related note, I have been pumping a couple of times a day and started to stash some milk. When DS got really fussy at dinner time tonight, I just alright, let's give him a bottle (with the Haberman nipple). I warmed up the oldest milk (from a few days ago) I tasted it and it was soapy.
Does this mean I have to do something special to my milk before I store it? I only have few bottles in the fridge but still, I'd hate to have to throw it away.
Babycarriers: I just received my Beco and I love it so far.
I was always having to adjust the ringsling and never felt like I could really let go with both hands. The Beco, I just click adjust and go. The only extra adjustment I have to make is to roll up a small towel to give DS a little boost.
Jazz, you gave me the warm fuzzys. Glad your family unit is doing better