Friday, February 27, 2009
My son, Valentino, was born February 19th, 2009 at 4:15am.
He weighed 7lbs, 5.8 oz and was 20 inches long.
Breastfeeding has been a challenge because my son has jaundice and the doctor recommends that we supplement with formula until it clears up.
Not only can we not afford to buy formula at this point in time,
but the formula feeding causes him to feed sluggishly from the breast,
thus not helping my milk supply, thus not helping our breastfeeding in general.
Nor is my lack of appetite. For the past couple of days I've gone with little to no food simply because I forgot to eat and when you're not hungry it's easy to do that.
Breastfeeding was so much easier with my daughter! I'm trying to not get discouraged but it's hard. I've had a lot of depression/anxiety problems since his birth so this is just the icing on the cake. Sighs.