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June 8th, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Quick update: Rowan is not feeding well. Very weak suck. He's losing too much weight. For the next several days I have to pump and put in a regular flow bottle. The whole process is very exhausting and time consuming. Will update Monday with new weight. Hopefully he will have gained.
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June 8th, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Hoping this weekend gets better and he starts to gain!
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June 8th, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Hope he starts gaining! Anna lost enough that they talked about putting her back in the hospital, but we started supplementing with a little formula and she gained it right back. My problem is my milk isn't in yet, though. Good luck!
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June 8th, 2013, 07:16 PM
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I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. I hope things get better soon! Praying for some big time weight gain!
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June 8th, 2013, 08:22 PM
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Huge hugs Hun. I hope he gains Hun!
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June 8th, 2013, 09:00 PM
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Hope he starts gaining! Anna lost enough that they talked about putting her back in the hospital, but we started supplementing with a little formula and she gained it right back. My problem is my milk isn't in yet, though. Good luck!
That's what is looming over our heads, too. I'm also really upset because he has really taken to the bottle so when we go back to breast I'm afraid we'll be in for a long struggle
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June 9th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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I hope you guys make some progress soon.
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June 9th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Hugs mama! I'm keeping Rowan in my thoughts and I hope you guys get some good news tomorrow!
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June 9th, 2013, 12:07 PM
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T & P to you and Rowan. I hope things turn around soon. ((hugs))
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June 10th, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Today's appointment went well! Rowan now weighs 6lbs 2.5oz! Only 1.5oz to go until he hits his birth weight :-) If he continues to gain at this rate he'll be 7lbs by next week and then we can begin transitioning him back to the breast. I'm desperate to begin nursing normally again. I've started taking lactation supplements to help boost my supply so that when he latches on there is more of a reward. Thankfully my letdown is very fast.
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June 10th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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So happy things are improving. Yay for weight gain. Crossing my fingers that you have no problem going back to breast.
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June 18th, 2013, 04:20 PM
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Had Rowan in again because his feed are taking longer and longer and now he's doing huge vomits. The doctor still just wants to wait and see. However, reading between the lines as we talked about going back to breast the outlook does not look good. He's a poor nurser. He has too weak of a suck. The doctor says that he should be finishing a bottle in no more than 15 minutes. Breastfeeding is very hard. If Rowan is struggling to feed well on a bottle then the breast will be impossible.

He weighs 6lb 8.5oz now which hopefully means he'll weigh 7lbs by next week. I meet with the LC on Friday. I'm going to ask her to be frank. If he won't nurse ever then it's time to stop pumping. If there is still a good chance that he will nurse then I want to start breast training him now. I just feel like that the window for nursing him is closing.
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June 18th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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I hope he gets the hang of eating really soon. I bet it is so hard to pump and bottle feed.
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June 18th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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hopefully he'll get the hang of it soon and put on the weight
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June 18th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Oh Hun huge hugs! Do they know why his suck is so weak? Thinking of you!
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June 18th, 2013, 05:57 PM
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No, they don't know why other than his mouth/jaw muscles may be naturally weak. I'll find out more Friday.
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