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2week Doc appointment

Apr 09, 2010 - 1 comments
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woot! shes gained almost a whole lb this week. im so thrilled. :) woo! lol. her head got bigger or they measured her differently because her head is now 37in. it was 33.5 at birth!

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Exclusively pumping, should i pump more?

Apr 07, 2010 - 1 comments
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Hi everyone! my baby girl is 2 weeks old on friday and we are exclusively breastfeeding/pumping. right out of the hospital i could produce 4 oz per 2-3 hours which i hear is a miracle for new moms. we tried breastfeeding but the last day at the hospital she got lazy and stopped trying to latch which led to her sleeping all day and not feeding so i started to pump there. (manual medela) i waited 4-5 days to buy a double breast pump incase she decided to try breast feeding again and ended up with a Lansinoh affinity double pump. ive been storing breast milk for her pretty well. i just basically pumped whenever i felt full and started keeping track of how much she ate vs how much i pump. when i finally got to counting and pumping on a schedule i noticed that my supply stayed the same and didnt increase. so what is the point of pumping 8 times a day if im getting the same amount pumping 6x? ive added in pumps in the middle of the night but its just stressful having to get up especially if shes actually sleeping 5 hours. and im not pumping more than 3-4 oz at that time anyways. should i continue to try to pump 8times a day including the night pump? or should i just relax and pump the way i did when i first got home, getting the same amount of milk?

she eats anywhere from 19-22 oz a day and i pump 30-34oz

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Baby Britton's first week

Apr 04, 2010 - 1 comments
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im thinking that this is too easy for the 1st couple of weeks lol. Britton is such a good baby and i haven't had any problems with her in what seems like forever lol. she sleeps 4-6 hours at night, feeds and then goes back to sleep for 4-5 hours longer. shes not a big crier, loves to cuddle (who doesn't), she eats well.

exclusively pumping has been going really well too. my supply has definately gone up a lot and i've started keeping track of how much shes eating vs how much i pump. in the last 24 hours shes eaten 20oz, but ive pumped 33oz. woo. im running out of storage containers that i bought (reuseable) so im afraid i will have to go end up buying the freezer bags. but ive heard both good and bad about them. im afraid they will get holes and leak and then it would all be to waste lmao. oh well i guess ya gotta do what you gotta do.

i let hubby sleep at night, since he has to go back to work before me, but Britton usually only wakes up for an hour at the most (so far). but we both end up getting 8-9 hours a night anyways so its not that much of a change. and i have super mommy energy anyways haha. :)

my lochia has been causing me a little bit of concern the past few days. when i first got home it had started to turn brown which i knew would happen. i got really excited that i was healing so well and soo fast.but after the 1st day of that the bright red blood came back :( and hasn't gone away since. i dont feel like im working to hard. i do 1 load of laundry and 1 load of dishes everyday. not much else but take care of her. and thats easy. eat, sleep, poop. woo done! lol. i cant wait until shes older and feeling like when i actually play with her i can get some reactions lol.

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