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#1 of 8 Old 01-09-2009, 10:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Guess who's nursing full-time?! My hungry little man! :

Basically, on Christmas Eve, our visiting nurse came and after looking at his latch we decided to just plunge into him nursing all the time. She said she'd come back in two days to weigh him, just to make sure that he was doing as well as she thought he would (she also told us to not stress about not giving him PolyVisol anymore, thank God!). Well, when she came back, he was actually down an ounce. Thankfully, she is wonderful and reasonable and said to keep nursing, and she'd come back after two more days...and now we're looking at a weight gain of about 1 - 2 oz per day, and my little tiny 2 pound baby has become a 7 pound, 10 ounce baby before my very eyes! His weight gain is actually better now that he isn't getting any formula supplementation. His "reflux" (which I don't think he actually had) is better without rice cereal. His momma feels very vindicated

Thank you so much for your support, mamas! I was so encouraged by all of your success stories.
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That is wonderful!
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Congratulations!!! :
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I am happy for your success. It makes life a lot easier.

My son has taken it upon himself to start biting (he does not have teeth yet, maybe soon) so I do not know how long I will continue. He also compresses the bottle nipple so we turn it to discourage this aggression.
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that's great news!!

We had a SHOCKING weight gain of 1 lb in 11 days! then we went from 10lb 3 oz, to 10 lb 11 oz in 4 more days!

That's with 2 formula feedings and otherwise exclusive BF. My understanding is that once he comes off his diuretics, we will be able to drop the formula too!!:
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Congrats! Isn't it a great feeling after such a long road?
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We're in a similar spot with Zephan and yes, it feels so good! It's been a long road teaching our little one to breastfeed, but it is so satisfying to be "there" and able to just breastfeed like a normal mommy and baby!
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Wonderful news!

Betsy, mama to beautiful, strong MZ twins Lillian and Kate, born 11 weeks early on January 10, 2006.
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