On Wednesday we had our last scheduled visit with my Lactation Consultant, Donna. As I’ve been a bit producing more milk since we started, this visit was to help fine tune the progress I have been making. As always, William vocally protested the naked weigh in. He is now close to 10 lbs in weight.
William was dressed and he was allowed to feed on both sides. As before he took in less than two ounces, so Donna recommends I pump as often as I can to empty my breasts and encourage more milk to be made.
The good news is that in part due to the Mother’s Gold milk booster I’m taking, I can visibly affirm that I am making more milk. One early morning I pumped over 4 oz, which was a record for me.
The bad news is that by taking less milk in, William not only leaves milk in my breasts signaling to them the wrong amount of milk they need to make, he also often doesn’t take in enough and is still very hungry.
Donna demonstrated a great hold for bottle feeding for him. It even gave her great burp cloth positioning.
Afterwards she coaxed a few burps out of him.
Since it is my last in person visit, I took one last positing poster picture.
Donna will be making a follow up call later in the week.
William had his second FaceTime call with his Nonnie, Candy, that night. He really seems to enjoy FaceTime.