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I wanted to share my good news- my 'early' baby gained 3lbs in a month! DD was born at 35 wks, very sleepy and jaundiced. Every 2-3 hours I nursed her as long as she stayed awake (2-3 mins) feed her EBM, repeat.<br>
She cleared jaundice pretty quickly, but even a month later had not regained her birth weight. We also had serveral horrible weeks until I realized she can't tolerate dairy or soy in BM when I couldn't believe she kept anything in her tummy. Luckily, I picked a ped who is pro BFing and was willing to watch and wait. She'd been gaining slowly, but this month she had gained 3 lbs and is very healthy. So glad I resisted hospital pressure to use 'supplementation.'<br>
It makes the exhausting wks I spent nursing/pumping & visiting the ped every two days, then the hour + nursing sessions every 2-3 hrs worth while to see her chubby cheeks and belly. I can finally relax, but my back is not responding well to to life with an 11 pounder! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Even better- I won a bet about her weight with DH and he had to buy dinner. A momma knows...<br>
I know this is a common situtation so I wanted to share that it can be done and encourage other mommas!
 

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You are AWESOME! It takes so much dedication (and courage!) to do what you did (an exhausting amount of work!) in the face of pressure from "experts"--you GO mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks much!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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That is wonderful news!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you. DS came at 33 weeks so I know some of what you are feeling. I am so happy to see his chub, too. Way to go momma.
 

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I'm so glad for you!!! It really is the best feeling in the world. My dd was a bit late but VERY small and very sleepy and we had a huge problem the first month with weight. She's a porker now too and it's just the best feeling in the world to know that you are nourishing this little person so completely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm so glad for you!!! It really is the best feeling in the world. My dd was a bit late but VERY small and very sleepy and we had a huge problem the first month with weight. She's a porker now too and it's just the best feeling in the world to know that you are nourishing this little person so completely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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That's very cool! I always assume later means bigger, but that certainly isn't true. You are so right about that feeling...
 
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