Friday, September 18, 2009
Eat baby, eat!
When Addison was born she weighed a whopping 6 lbs. 14 oz. (I was convinced she'd be closer to 7 lbs. 6 oz.). However, when we left the hospital she was down to 6 lbs. 7 oz. so they asked us to come back the following day to weigh her again and make sure she wasn't losing any more weight. I have been trying to breastfeed but we've had some difficulty and she wasn't getting enough to eat at each feeding. When we went back in she had dropped to 6 lbs. 3 oz. and that equaled a 10% weight loss which is not good. The nurse called the pediatrician and we were instructed to start supplementing with formula at each feeding. So, for the last 24 hours we have been giving 1 oz. of formula after each breastfeeding session and today at her weigh in she weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. We're on the right track and we'll go for another weigh in on Monday to make sure that she's still gaining.