Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Back to School Dry Run

Perhaps it may seem like I'm unduly stressing myself out by conducting a dry run of my "back to school" schedule, which actually won't happen until 3 weeks' time, holiday week inclusive. Nevertheless, I'm glad we started on this, judging from yesterday's assessment - Lauren seems a likely candidate for reverse feeding, and that's not good!

I started recording her bottle feeds yesterday, and from 9am to 6pm, she drank only 305ml! That's barely enough and is already causing me a slight bit of panic. She doesn't scream anymore when given the bottle, and will cooperate with whoever's feeding her. However, she won't drink more than 70ml each feed. Getting 90ml into her is a real accomplishment. And all of this translates into a very hungry baby by the time I supposedly get home, which is about 6pm or thereabouts. Last night, she practically drank every hour through direct feeding from 6.30pm onwards, and woke up twice in the night to feed. There goes her (and my) 6-hour sleep stretch! Breaks my heart to think my little princess could be starving herself in the day just to wait for me to come back to feed her. Hopefully, we can reverse this trend by the end of 3 weeks.

Separately, she's starting to really kick and spin in bed in her sleep. I placed her pillow-side up on the bed this morning when I woke up and returned from my shower to find her at a 45˚ angle from where I left her.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Li-sa....I'm frm TSL. I went back to work after 2mths of ML, 3rd and 4th mth, work ½day. 2 weeks prior to going back, I kept telling her she needs to sleep through the nite, also tell her she needs to be bottle-fed. She sleep through just 1 days prior to me going back. I only feed her between 6am to 10pm, 3 bottle and 3 latch-on. I learnt this from a book written by Gina Ford. Anyway, she was always bottle-fed in the nite, no latching, do no want to let her have the habit of comfort suckling. Regards,annissa