Unfortunately, breast feeding just isn’t going well. Luke hasn’t been gaining weight fast enough and some weeks he even lost weight. It got to the point where we were referred to a specialist who effectively said he’s malnourished and if it weren’t for the fact that he’s well hydrated she would have admitted him into hospital.
So, now I still pop him on my boob for whatever little bit of milk I do have but then we need to give him a bottle.
I know it will sound a bit stupid, but I’m upset about it. Breastfeeding was always really important to me and I’m bummed it’s not working. I’ll do whatever is best for the baby obviously, but I feel slightly inadequate that I’m not able to do this perfectly natural thing.
I’ve had some tests run and need to go back to the doctor for a follow-up. I’m sure everything is fine, however.
On the upside: Here are a couple baby photos for you!
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