Thursday, October 09, 2008

more progress

breastfeeding went well yesterday. Emily nursed 4 times (A new record). A Woman from La Leche League met me ay the hospital and saw how Emily was latching and sucking and thinks she is doing well and won't have problems nursing exclusively once she build up her strength and stamina.

Emily took the bottle at noon yesterday for the first time. She was able to take 20 of the 37 mls that she gets. (They gavaged the rest.) She didn't seem to have trouble with the suck swallow breathe pattern at the bottle. I feel less pressure now that she has a way to take feedings by mouth when I'm not there. For now she'll be receiving two bottles every 24hours.

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