Morning ladies and babies!
Jenn, thanks for the heads up with the tablets, my LC had mentioned something similar, but I would have forgotten to ask I'm sure, so need all the reminding I can get!! Have an appointment in a couple of hours with GP and then will hit the shops to get them made up.
Top work to your partner complaining of tiredness!!! DH says that to me often, but I can't really complain as he stays up and does our last feed at 10/11pm-ish so I can go to bed and then I get up to do the overnight one (which has been 5am the last few days - getting there!) - but yeah, I'm the one that settles overnight if need be.
Jess, great news that Otto has put on some weight. How much does he weigh now? If you want to avoid formula, you could try expressing and feeding Otto EBM from a bottle. We give Darcy one bottle of EBM before bed and I think it helps him sleep longer overnight as well as helping him put on a bit of weight as they don't have to suck a bottle as hard as bb's. I exclusively fed my first son EBM for about 6 weeks when he got lazy at sucking bb's and wasn't gaining weight!! Hard work, especially with other kids, but worth it if you really want to BF.
Kell, great news too that Kallum has put on weight and hope your bb's have healed up! Now I understand why Kallum was rugged up in all your photos!! When we lived in Faulconbridge we always talked about moving further up the mountain as its so beautiful, but waaayyy too brrr for me - I'm a sook!!! Hope Kallum enjoyed his first party!!
Sasha, great work on Ava's weight gain too - maybe all these babies are starting to get it together, hopefully mine will get the hang of it soon!!!
With expressing, another good time to express is in the morning after bub has had a little longer sleep at night (maybe)! So if I'm organised and have time I will feed, then wait half hour or so and then express. And yes, you can add new milk to already expressed milk. Make sure you freeze your first lot, chill what you've just expressed and when its chilled add it to the frozen stuff. Also, only add to the one lot for 7 days, but if you are expressing 60ml, you will get enough for one feed in a day or so. I usually store mine in 100ml lots. I take it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge in the morning and DH does the last feed in the evening and only warm it in a jug of warm water - do not microwave EBM, big no no apparently! Hope that makes sense.
Took Darcy to the paed yesterday. Nothing much to report. Commented on his tiny frame, as expected, but once he knew I was seeing LC and who she was he was happy for things to continue how they are, which is great as I'd been told he only likes fat babies, and if they aren't gaining 300g a week, he wants you to feed them more and potentially go to formula!!
Well, Darcy is stirring for a feed and I don't think the dummy will hold him off any longer - what a mean mummy!
Have a great day!