If you have been following my story, you know that after the post partum hemorrhage that almost killed me I lost my milk supply. Initially I had NOTHING (at about three weeks post partum). Then, I managed to pump 1 oz from both breasts combined for the longest time. We are now at 2.5 months of age, and I am starting to notice that Emma does not require as much SNS supplementation as she used to. For the past week, I have only given her about 300 ml (10 oz) from the SNS, as opposed to the usual 20 oz that he would require. Last night she did not need any supplementation. This morning again. I started thinking that she might have indigestion and maybe her appetite is down. This afternoon, I went for a long walk with my friend and left Emma at home with MrH. He had to give her 90 ml (3 oz) of supplement, then I came home and had full breasts, so I started pumping. I pumped 3 oz and at the same time fed her I guess about 1 oz. I made 4 oz of milk!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such a huge achievement for me, I cannot even begin to describe it. It makes me happier than the weight loss even, and that should mean a lot for whoever knows how obsessed I am with my weight at the moment :)
Jumping around to another idea, I had to ask this question that popped into my head last night. For those of you who have or have had babies, you might identify with this dilemma: when your baby wakes you up at 5 am to feed, and your bladder is full and bursting, which do you do first: pee, or feed the baby? If I feed Emma, I am rather uncomfortable to put it mildly for the whole 20-40 minutes that it takes her to eat. If I pee first, then Emma fully wakes up and starts screaming, waking up MrH who has to work in the morning. So far, I have been able to either hold it until I feed her, or carry her to the washroom and feed while on the toilet, but she is getting rather long and heavy and I don't know how long she will be manageable to carry around, especially that the toilet is in a narrow spot in our bathroom.
That is it for deep thoughts. Please let me know what you do/what you would do in this situation.