Well, took Darcy to the clinic on Friday. He has put on weight, but its hard to gauge as this was a different set of scales!!! The nurse prefers to use bare weights as clothes have all different weights etc, so his bare weight was 3.7kg and I'll take him back next week to follow up our other issues and have him weighed again. She wasn't overly concerned about him as he is bright, alert, active and interacts - he's just a little bub. She watched me do a feed and gave me a few tips to get him to attach even better. I have to try switch feeding between the breasts (switch to other bb as soon as he stops sucking), try to feed him twice in one sitting i.e. feed, play, feed, sleep and I also have to get a script for motellium (sp) and she wants me to take the maximum dose of 9 tabs per day to make as much milk as possible for my little lazy sucker. I can express a couple of times a day if I have the time because let me tell you, feeding like this takes AGES plus Noah and household chores!!! He's also been throwing up more with this arrangement as he must be getting a bit too much milk - will this BF business ever be easy!!! Darcy has also been doing the text book cluster feeding from about 5pm-8pm for the last 4 nights or so and I seem to have more milk - both my bb's leaked in the shower yesterday and my left one hasn't leaked for weeks. Can't get the meds made up till Tuesday when my GP is back on deck, so we'll see what happens.
Looks like all our bubs are starting to do some longer stretches at night - yay!! Darcy went 7 hours last night, but we average a 5-6 hour one overnight. If he hasn't woken we wake him between 10/11pm and DH gives him a bottle of EBM, I express and go to bed and DH finishes the feed and settles him for the night and then I get up to do the next one anywhere from 3.00am. Working well for us so far.
Jenn, how is your supply going? Sounds like we are having a lot of the same issues at the moment, just for different reasons!!
Paula, big hugs to you and Dion. I have zero experience with Autism or speech delays, so am not of any use to you, but am thinking ofyou guys and hope that you're able to get some answers soon and that Dion's issues can be resolved. Keep us updated on how he goes.
Shaz, nice to see you back in the land of Huggies!!! That weather sounds a bit yuk over there! Sounds like you're still enjoying Ashleigh and the BF is still going well for you. Would be a real reward for you after all the hard work you put in at the start.
Jess, sounds like you guys have had a tough time with illness lately - hope all the meds work and you're all feeling much better soon.
Well we are heading over to my parents today to introduce Darcy to a few other extended family members, so I should probably have a shower and get organised or we'll never get there.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone!