It’s the CDH. It has to be. My little one, Hailey, is the most frustrating little eater. Just….arghhh! A little bit here, another 1/2 bottle there. Wasted breast milk all the time, since eventually you have to throw it out. I know I should be patient. She’s doing okay, she’s gaining weight, but MAN, it is so frustrating! And really, IS she doing okay? Do other parents of CDH babies have so many issues with feedings? I suspect they do…
Another trend that seems to be forming from this is fewer poops. Yes, poops. Doncha know that Moms do nothing but talk about poop? Hailey has recently gone more than two days without a poop (twice now) and it just seems she’s getting bunged up more often. I’m not a worry wart, but you do wonder if it’s a sign that things aren’t functioning as they should in her – majorly reorganized – abdomen.
But in the meantime, let me put down the laptop and pick up the rest of the bottle to see if she’ll now take it. It’s what a Mom’s gotta do. That, and remain patient.