Tuesday, June 28, 2011


First, please pray that K will have gained the 1/2 pound or so that her doctor wants.  Her appointment is at 1:30 CDT today, 6/28.  I have been supplementing her with 5 or so ounces of pumped breast milk per day.  I've also heard her swallow more.

Second, I'm getting really frustrated with the lack of support that I'm getting from my family.  My mom, MIL and D haven't said anything about all the effort that I'm putting into pumping.  People have suggested formula even though I have been able to pump enough milk so far.  My mom and MIL did both breastfeed, but they aren't experts and have said a couple things that aren't accurate.

K does seem to be a bit happier (as long as she's gotten enough sleep), so I hope that that's a sign that the gain will be good too.


  1. Will be praying for a good weigh-in, and I think you are a rock star for your commitment to K and pumping to give her as much human milk as possible.

    I had to pump for my older daughter and know the effort involved. Hang in there!

  2. Rockstar is right!

    On a lesser level-I'm not getting a lot of support in my efforts to eliminate dairy. "Why don't you just switch to formula-that's too much work!" It sucks-but just remember that YOU know what's best for your baby. Keep up the good work!

  3. Kaitlin's right! You're a rockstar!

    I'll be praying for you for sure. I can understand the frustration with the lack of support! I don't have any either. I am told on a regular basis thy I am not a cow and that I'm selfish because I won't let Mary-Grace spend the night with a particular family member because I'm breastfeeding and she can't be without me. You know what is best for your child! Keep doing what you know you should do.