Monday, April 20, 2009
Charlie is hungry!
Charlie redeemed himself today and made us proud! He took all three of the feedings he was allowed - one bottle and two breast - and still no spitting! We worked with the lactation consultant and she was really able to help us. The plan is to do exactly what Charlie wants for now to get him used to the concept of breastfeeding and then we will tweak things later. He is rather particular and a bit of a stinker though. The only way he will really latch on and suck well is when I am standing and holding him in front of me. Let me tell you, 10 lbs 2 oz gets heavy really quickly! He did a great job though and actually fed for far longer than the 5 minutes he was supposed to be limited to - we were not about to stop a good thing! Plus he really was acting hungry, which is a new thing for him! I talked to Dr. Ratner (surgeon) this afternoon and the plan is to wait and see what Charlie can do before we make any decision about the G-tube. We are very happy the the doctors are willing to practice a little patience and do things on Charlie time! Wish us luck for tomorrow when we attempt breastfeeding by ourselves! The consultant has the day off... :-\