how are we all doing?
Tracey in regards to the Breast feeding I feed from both sides as well, this is the way I was taught to do it with Jack I always start with the side we finished on last feed first than when she seems to be not getting much out of it I than swap to the full side. if she doesn't want the second boob she just doesn't lach! If your scared that feeding this way will ruin your supply than you could express the remainder of your milk each feed. I lost my supply for Jack at 6mths so I'm no expert!
We are going good here apart from a couple of nights where Olivia didn't settle until past mid night! I've concluded that she does not like strawberries which sucks because I Do! lol
Jack also had a crap night on wed night so yesterday I was so very sleep deprived but got up did the house work and was planning on having a shower when MIL turned up hoping she would take Jack back to her place but that wasn't her plan she stayed at ours all day so my plan on going back to bed was non exsistant! I ended up only getting 40 min! I would have got 2 hrs had she not come to help cause Jack slept for 2 hrs! oh well beggers can't be choosers last night was much better.
The MCH nusre came for our home visit yesterday and Olivia has passed her birthweight by 300grms! so I guess feeding is going great!
I am however starting to feel a little terrible that I wasn't overly freaked out by olivia not breathing after birth for 4 min! (the dom midwife & the MCH both asked how I was with that and look at me funny when I say I was't too paniced)You see for me it was like dejavue because jack also came out rather lifeless so to speak he needed suction and a good rub and was all good than screamed for 3hrs straight!
So ok admmittedly Olivia took much longer and more methods, such as suction, oxygen, mask & bag & cardiac massage! but I knew she would be ok i just had a feeling. and she was! I guess I wasn't freaked because jack didn't come out screaming so i knew no different!
Am I bad for feeling this way?
ok so now thats off my chest!
we see the mch again on monday for olivia 2 week check and part of jacks 2yr check!
Jack has just fallen asleep in my arms as i type lol.
better put him down.