Jimmie needs prayers. Starting Thursday he stopped breast feeding well. He will suck for a few minutes and then pull off and fuss and squirm. He never settles down and really eats well. Rachael is starting to really worry this morning as it is now the 3rd day this has been happening. She has tried different positions, nipple shield, no nipple shield. Justin has given him a couple of bottles which he has taken better than the breast. At least that's an option, but this is just not like Jimmie at all!
The first thing that comes to mind is obviously that maybe her milk tastes weird because of the mastitis and the antibiotics that she's on. But the bottles Justin gave him were from breast milk Rachael had just pumped. Although they did add a probiotic to it. Anyway this is concerning because Jimmie's biggest problem from his prematurity right now is his low weight and small size. He really needs to be eating well.
Rachael did weigh him yesterday like she always does on Fridays. He weighed in at 7 pounds 1 ounce. Again right at about the lowest gain that the Doctors are comfortable with. It works out to be about 18 grams a day.
Rachael is going to call the pediatrician today to ask if they have any suggestions or opinions. If any of you have any wisdom please feel free to comment!
Lord- please help little Jimmie to nurse well and help his body to thrive on Rachael's milk.
Thank you for your prayers!!!