The Baby Diaries- Week Two.
This Weeks News...
LL's cord fell off on Day 7 when she was a week old, when we were in Pizza Express having lunch!
We went to a breastfeeding clinic last Tuesday and were told that she had put on 30 grams. Still not enough to be discharged from the midwife, but she came on Friday and weighed her again and she had put on another 100+ grams so we have been discharged and will be expecting a visit from the health visitor on Tuesday of next week.
She was registered and made 'official' on Thursday when she was 10 days old.
We have been out and about which people find really surprising after a section, but we want to enjoy the last week of Mr E's paternity leave- we have been swimming (LL and I sat on the side), out to lunch, to breastfeeding clinic, into town, to a birthday party and visiting friends.
We have been blown away from the generous and kind gifts we have received from friends and family. LL is one very lucky baby.
Her big sister continues to be besotted with her and constantly asks to hold her and cuddle her, she also loves to play with her ear which is her comfort and seeing this melts my heart!
The start of the week was pretty much the same as last week, we were continuing to be up hourly with her having a few minutes feed and then getting very windy and unsettled, before going back to sleep for a small amount of time. On Tuesday we went to a breastfeeding clinic where there is an incredibly lady called Debbie who helped me when I was feeding Mads, she is a midwife but also volunteers a lot at breastfeeding clinics because she is so passionate.
She really helped me with latching her on, and gave me some advice and on Tuesday night she slept so much better. She fed for longer and it took me longer to burp her but once she was asleep she went for three hours at a time and was only up twice.
She did the same, going about three hours for a couple more nights and I was excited to think that she would continue but last night was dreadful, she was up every hour again and really unsettled with trapped wind. It is horrible to see her in pain, she lets out a real high pitched scream and brings her legs up, and there is nothing you can do to settle her. She also hiccups loudly after every feed. We are using Infacol but as yet it doesn't seem to have worked.
She seems to be fine between 10.30pm when we go to bed until 2am, but then from 4am she seems unsettled and doesn't seem to want to go down in her cot. When she feeds at 6am, it is hard because you know that you don't have long until Mads wakes up at 7.30am!
We started the week with horrendously sore, bleeding nipples and feeling very low about breastfeeding. On Tuesday we went to the breast feeding clinic and everything just seemed to click in place in my head. I really started to understand more about latching her on correctly and realised that if it is hurting during the feed she is not on right. She is also incredibly windy so I was told to sit her upright and burp her for a lot longer than I have been. With that in mind I set about practicing on Tuesday night, and the results were so much better. My nipples are still painful but hopefully they will start to heal now I am trying to work harder on latching her on properly.
She is still feeding generally only for 10 minutes at a time and so I do worry a little about my supply.
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