Friday, August 21, 2009
A Milky Problem
Happy Friday all. I hope you have all had a wonderful week so far. We have enjoyed our second week of our baby boys life very much, and I can not believe how much he is already changing. He is soo stinking cute that I just smile sometimes. We have been working on sleeping this week, and some nights have been amazing, and some have still been a little challenging. His only for sure pattern as of now is that he is awake around 11-1ish, and after his 5 am bottle he sleeps until you wake him up to eat again. Therefore, the nights have not been too awful as of yet.
At 2 weeks he has been having two-three long wake times a day.
He has come so close to rolling over that it is ridiculous. He rolls to his side, but stops there. Two week old babies are not suppose to be able to do this haha. I have to keep my eye on him every time I lay him down.
He enjoys one binky, and will not take any other one.
Unfortunately a little newborn acne has appeared on his face. Anyone have any tips on how to get rid of it??
Most of his newborn clothes are actually fitting now. He weighs 7 lbs 1 ounce now
He is taking about 3 ounces per feeding...which brings me to my problem
My teets that have been leaking since 20 weeks, are beginning to dry up. After bringing Caleb home from the hospital I was able to pump 5-6 ounces every 3 hours. This was plenty to feed him, and have back up for the next feeding. However, since two or three days ago I can only pump 2 1/2-3 ounces if I am lucky. I have tried pumping more frequentely, eating more, drinking more water etc etc. I called a lactation consultant today and she told me to go to GNC and purchase an herb capsule. She says that will help. Did anyone else have this problem? If so what did you do? I really want to be able to continue breast feeding, but I am becoming discouraged.