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A small success story...

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SaggyAndLucy Wed 09-Jul-14 13:39:22

DD2 is now 4 months old. She's been exclusively tube fed since birth due to A serious heart condition and Downs, she had a very poor suck, an unsafe swallow and tired very easily.
She had her heart repair six weeks ago, and has gone from strength to strength and this week has finally taken to the breast!
I've been expressing 100% so supply is there and a couple of days ago we were just doing our normal 'snuggle and play and see what happens' and she got it!
she's been having a fairly decent go before each tube feed for a couple of days and the hcps are all lined up now to come and assess how she's getting on.
I am sooooooo proud of my wee girl. :-)
There have been many moments of despair, some seriously sore and blistered nipples and more than a few tears, but we are getting there! grin

tiktok Wed 09-Jul-14 13:41:54

Fab story, Saggy smile smile

Hope you both go from strength to strength!

Imeg Wed 09-Jul-14 16:11:21

I have great admiration for anyone expressing full time - must be such hard work. I'm so glad she's doing so well smile

Pointlessfan Wed 09-Jul-14 16:14:40

That's wonderful, well done for persevering!

EarthWindAnd9 Wed 09-Jul-14 16:15:11

That's amazing, well done Saggy and DD smile

Vacillating Wed 09-Jul-14 16:17:43

That is not a small successsmile

Iquitelikeapples Wed 09-Jul-14 16:25:21

That is not a small success - that's a bloody massive/huge/major success. Well done both of you!

Hedgehogging Wed 09-Jul-14 17:54:43

Brilliant! Go team Saggy and BabySag! wine thanks

cadidog Wed 09-Jul-14 19:35:50

That's such great news! Lovely

Chaby Wed 09-Jul-14 19:37:39

Well done, great news

callamia Wed 09-Jul-14 19:39:41

That's so marvellous and happy. You must be so proud of both of you. Hugest well done to you and your lovely daughter. Brilliant!

mangofizz Wed 09-Jul-14 20:06:25

How lovely, well done to the both of you!

LJBanana Wed 09-Jul-14 20:25:45

Wow that's is amazing-clever girl!

Well done for expressing for so long, I moan if I have to pump out an ounce. You should be really proud of yourselves.

SaggyAndLucy Wed 09-Jul-14 21:19:41

I'm a wee bit proud of myself, although the expressing isn't hard once you get the hang of it.
I am incredibly proud of my girl. She's been through more in her 4 short months than most people go through in a lifetime and smiled throughout. She's a superhero and this is just the icing on the cake! smile

LJBanana Wed 09-Jul-14 21:38:07

You should be more than a wee bit proud of yourself. I think that you are amazing. You've done a great job and now are being rewarded with some lovely snuggling with your girl-bring on the feeding bra's!

crikeybadger Wed 09-Jul-14 21:45:25

What an amazing storysmile. You're so right to feel proud.

PourMeSomethingStronger Wed 09-Jul-14 22:16:35

Hurray! Such a lovely story. thanks

callamia Thu 10-Jul-14 15:56:48

You're a superhero too.

SaggyAndLucy Thu 10-Jul-14 16:26:13

No! I'm just the cow! grin

callamia Thu 10-Jul-14 17:04:17

Pfffft! But WHAT a cow ;)

SaggyAndLucy Thu 10-Jul-14 18:22:00


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