Sunday, May 3, 2009
Nothing to Report
Not much is going on here. The babies are doing well, although their feedings are still quite sporadic. We're trying to get them on an "every 3 hours or longer at night" shtick--only after a formula bottle and making sure they get at least 3 if not 4 oz. If it's during the day and they're nursing, it's anyone's guess and they will sometimes get hungry 1 or 2 hours after the *start* of a feeding. So if a feeding takes 1/2 an hour, they could be hungry again a 1/2 hour after that. Unfortunately nursing that often just hurts. The babies are (sort of) learning to nurse without the nipple shield, but they're not particularly good at it. I can only do it with one baby at a time and they can't usually go for a whole feeding. Then the next feeding I have to use the shield because I'm sore. *sigh* You'd think babies would have learned how to do this properly in utero and that nipples would evolve to not have nerve endings after 5000 years... :-) Oh well!