August 22nd 2008 5:39 pm
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Morning everyone! (it is still morning, right?)
Wow, whatta' day yesterday was.... I think I'm still feeling the affects!
I hope that you enjoyed watching Emma REALLY nurse for the very first time, as much as I did........... She's a little "go getter" and has taken a few minutes with the bottle at each feeding.
I still dropper feed her - as I can tell her mouth is very tender and hurts her when she suckles.... it's also easier for me to tell exactly how much she's getting with the dropper.
She's still not gaining.... in fact... she's still losing....
She's just 92 grams today..... I'm fearful of what I may be doing wrong!!
The vet said to extend the time between feedings from 2 hours to 4 hours... so that she becomes a little more anxious in wait, and more aggressive with the bottle when feeding.
I asked if I should change or add something to her formula, but she says no, because her digestive system is so delicate right now - and she already has loose stools....
She is always pretty content.... while she does wiggle all over the place much of the day when she's awake... she doesn't cry or "root" like she's hungry.
Her tummy is always full and round after feeding.... She's urinating a lot, but she's not dehydrated.... I just don't get it.
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