A Madi update...

We had some struggles last week with Madi. She decided she didn't like to nurse and would purse her lips ans close her eyes when I tried so, she won and she gets to eat from a bottle. She was having some trouble going #2 so we switched to Enfamil Gentlease hoping it would help. She consistantly ate an ounce each time she ate but on Thursday she stopped eating all together and I was worried so I took her to the doctor. She was exactly two weeks old and had lost more weight from the previous doctors visit. She was 6 lbs. The doctor wanted us to make her eat at least 2 oz. every 3 hours and said she had to gain by Tuesday or we would need to figure out a way to get her to gain weight. We were persistant and it took her about an hour and a half to eat her two ounces each time but when I took her yesterday she weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz.! Yay! She's back to her birth weight. We have to bring her in to check her weight next week but we are confident she is improving. She is eating a little better and starting to go to the bathroom more regularly. She has been such a wonderful little girl and we are so glad to have her in our home.

1 comment:

  1. oh these sweet babies and the stresses they cause us.

    I'm glad she's back up and i'm sorry nursing isn't going so well.