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Khlovyr's tests all came back normal in the end. And because a pump can only pull 1/2 an ounce from my breasts, even though her weight goes up 2-3 ounces and sometimes more when she's on the breast, they are saying it's failure to thrive and she is now pretty much solely on formula. I still put her to the breast to let her eat, then she eats about 2 ounces of formula and then I pump and pull out the 1/2 ounce that I get from pumping to feed her the next time.
We are also having a home health company come in to weigh her. Not sure if this will be daily or weekly weighings yet.
I'm also so upset about having to use formula again, but want what's best for her, that I've been wondering if I should just stop pumping and do solely formula for her. Not sure yet if that will happen, but if I don't get more milk, then it may not be an option and just a must.
I completely understand what you're going through. Caleb was labeled the same at 8 weeks (and I felt like a horrible mom for not figuring out that something was wrong sooner). That's great that she still latches on. Maybe once she gets a little older and chunks up a bit, she'll be able to nurse more. Praying for you guys!
Kristy ~ Wife to Dennis and Mommy to Faith (9) Paige (7) Caleb (2) & Grace born 6/30/2011
It must be a relief that you found out what's going on. When my daughter had jaundice the dr. told me I had to supp with formula as well. It's great that you're still giving her some breast milk-hope she continues to improve!