Friday, February 08, 2008
Breastfeeding. How is something so natural so hard?
Nathan lost nearly a pound while we were in the hospital. Before everyone says "babies always lose weight in the hospital," please note that his doctor was concerned.
He's been to the pediatrician twice and has gained about 6 oz. It's not as much as his doctor had hoped, but he's growing.
We've met with a lactation consultant (twice) and are also supplementing the breastfeeding with formula. He sees his pediatrician again on Monday.
I feel like an absolute failure. It might be "the crazy," because honestly, I'm not usually a drama queen.