Friday, June 28, 2013

Growth Spurt Blues

My baby girl is growing again.  At least that is what I am hoping for, in the past 2 days my easy darling Rosabella has turned into red devil baby and is only happy when nursing, and even after a long nursing session she is still hungry.  Yikes, it has been a LONG few days.  I hope that she calms down again to her normal sweet self.  Also I feel nervous about my milk production, since she ALWAYS seems hungry. If this continues past this weekend I plan to head off to my lactation consultant and see if anything is going on.

I went to a breast feeding support group at the local children's hospital yesterday.  I have never gotten a lot out of in person support groups, but I thought that I would give this a try.  It was actually the first time that Rosabella and I ever went anywhere by ourselves and the first time we used the stroller.  It was a better support group than I have been to in the past, but still not my cup of tea.  Rosabella was the skinniest baby there, but the most alert.  They have you weigh your baby at the start of the meeting, the feed during the meeting and weigh again at the end.  Rosabella did not feed well, she was lazy at the breast and fussy, so she gained less than an ounce after feeding.  It was depressing and I worried that this is common for her.  Rosabella was fussing and the RN running the meeting said that she still seemed hungry and I should put her back to the breast.  So we did that, but then she unlatches and cries and just wants to fuss.  Ugh.  The good news was that she weighs over 8 lbs now (8.5 lb completely dressed with a diaper on).  I don't think that I will go back, but I am glad that I went once.  Maybe the La Leche League next week....

A smile before the growth spurt started


  1. What a gorgeous smile, and knowing alert eyes.

  2. I've been going to La Leche since Ripley was 5mos. It's a wonderfully supportive group of mamas (as opposed to a support group). It took us months to get the feeding thing down. Have faith. :)