Friday, May 6, 2011

The lactation meeting went alright. It turns out I have a plugged duct AGAIN but this time it's way deep so that is why when I feel for it I can't find it but when I move around it hurts. Yeah that doesn't make sense to me either. Heidi told me just do the normal stuff you would do for any other plugged duct. She also suggested that when I feed on the left side to try the football hold instead of the cross cradle. That might also help it along. I'll have to pump on the left after a few feedings to. Geez I just hope it unplugs!! I don't want to get an infection. So tired of this crap!

She weighed monkey at the start and she has gained 5oz since Monday so she is 11lbs 5oz. So she is still getting enough. She said she just is a sloooow eater. It still takes her 45 mins to get it all. She said that as she gets older she will get more efficient and as she is more aware of her surroundings it will come to the point where she will let us know when she is done eating. She said soon she will be out of the cuddly eating stage and will want to eat then move on so she should get faster at it. I hope. She should also start to sleep for at least 5-6 hours a night in a stretch soon. Right now I think the most she goes is 4 hours which isn't to much but it's better then nothing. It can only get better from here.

At the moment baby and Chris are sleeping on the couch. She also said that from what I was describing a few days after taking the herbs that it must have helped with my milk production. She said that I could cut out fenugreek and just take the blessed thistle. Do that for a few days and see if there is any difference and if not then I can cut out the blessed thistle. She said though if you notice a difference after cutting the one out I could just start taking it again. At any time I could start taking the two again to help with the milk supply if I needed to. I'm glad that she gained 5oz though. She is still on her curve in the weight chart so that is good.


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