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Update for those who were helping suwoo and her skinnymalink DS

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suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 09:37:01

Last week he was 7.15 and still 10 oz under his birthweight at 6 weeks. I knew I would have to start topping him up and you all told advised me to aswell grin.

Anyway, I have given him 3, 3 oz bottles after his breast feeds. One morning, one afternoon and one at 10pm ish. He has a full breast feed, then the bottle, then I put him back on the breast.

His poos have now turned a beautiful yellow and smell like they should- not the rancid green clear stuff he was producing.

The extra calories have woken him up so he now feeds much more efficiently from the breast. I am taking donperidone which seems to be working and I have reduced my alchohol intake blush.

Guess how muuch he gained................?

10 oz!!!!!!!!!!!! Back to his birth weight.

I nearly cried grin

Will carry on with 3 bottles this week and maybe reduce to 2 next week, will see what lactation consultant advises.

Thanks everyone smile

tiktok Thu 17-Sep-09 09:37:57

That all sounds good, suwoo

TheProvincialLady Thu 17-Sep-09 09:39:58

<sobs a bit>

suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 09:41:01

grin at provinciallady. It was a real MN team effort.

CMOTdibbler Thu 17-Sep-09 09:48:20

Thats fabulous Suwoo.

cory Thu 17-Sep-09 09:52:32

soo pleased to hear this!

suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 09:55:51

<<thrilled to ribbons>> grin

AitchwonderswhoFruitCrumbleis Thu 17-Sep-09 09:56:43


Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 17-Sep-09 10:04:26

Suwoo that is fantastic news! Good point about the alcohol, I find that even a glass of wine really affects my let down. Not a problem once DS was 4/5 months because he would persevere, but it frustrated him no end when he was tiny.

UndomesticatedGoddess Thu 17-Sep-09 10:05:36

Excellent news. Been wondering how you've been getting on.

suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 10:08:29

Hmm I did wonder whether wine could be causing a problem. I still can't feel my letdown though.

fishie Thu 17-Sep-09 10:16:09

well done!

and i have never felt a let-down in my entire 4.5bf career.

fishie Thu 17-Sep-09 10:16:29


suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 10:24:22

The lactation consultant said to reduce him to 2 oz but still give 3 bottles, so might do that after next weeks weigh in. I need to find some time to pump too.

suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 21:23:24

Bump for anyone else.

cleanandclothed Thu 17-Sep-09 21:34:55

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moondog Thu 17-Sep-09 21:35:52

Wonderful.So happy for you. smile

Poledra Thu 17-Sep-09 21:37:28

Ohhh, great news, suwoo! Well done you and DS smile

PacificDogwood Thu 17-Sep-09 21:40:16

Brilliant news, suwoo! Well done for persevering smile.
I just "saw" you on another thread and was wondering how you and bubs were getting on.
Thanks for update.

Meglet Thu 17-Sep-09 21:40:23

So pleased you've turned a corner smile. Well done.

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