Saturday, September 10, 2011
The milk is staying at 1 oz per feeding session for now, or in other words about 8 oz per day. That is good, but she eats 24 oz easily at this point, trying to catch up, and so it is hard to imagine that I will ever be able to supply all that for her. The tube system that I use for feeding her is hard to use, much harder than a bottle, as it requires someone to hold the bottle and me holding the tube and someone holding her hands that fly all over the place (and I am that someone and the other someone too, but I only have two hands and two legs and one set of teeth, all of which are getting used in this process), and I often just want to pop a silicone nipple onto the bottle and give it to her the old fashion way. But I don't. Not because I am holier than thou, which I am of course, but because if I give it the old fashioned way, she tends to spit up a lot more, and FORMULA STAINS! I had no idea until I used it myself, but it stains and it reeks. The stains don't come out in the regular wash. Any spit ups just about require a bath and a full change of clothes, and I am lazy. So tube system is here to stay. But man, is life ever complicated! I just wish my freaking milk was coming back through my nose.
Posted by MrsH at 5:04 AM