Wednesday, August 7, 2013

68 Milliliters!

We had our lactation appointment on Monday and Daughter was weighed before and after nursing.  She took 68 Ml (2.3 ounces)!  The lactation nurse (Pauline, who we had seen at the hospital) said it was quite good.  Most one week olds only take 40-45 Ml.  I really think I would have given up if not for her and Jaime, the other lactation nurse. 

I'm getting better at nursing... but I'm also getting more sore.  She's doing a lot of cluster feeding now, so I hardly get a break before she's hungry again.  She'll be back to her birth weight in no time!

Here's our little angel sleeping on mommy after nursing :)

I'm so blessed :)


  1. Sounds like you are doing wonderfully! Stick with it during the early and tiring months and it will be so much easier and so wonderful as the months go on. One day it will just click.

  2. Yes, the early days are the very hardest! Hang in there. It will be worth it!

  3. I'm sure they have mentioned Lanolin cream/ointment. Also try the ice packs that are shapped like dohnuts between feeds.
    If she is cluster feeding maybe you can do a bottle for a few just so you get a break, then pump while she sleeps.