Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day 26

You are not gaining weight. Its really hurting your mom ... it breaks her heart to think she can not give you every good thing you need... especially those fundamentally mom-only things like a good dose of breast milk. Your grandma has spent years telling your mom that she does not meet the standard and is un-feminine and un-female. This is being hard on her.

We are taking teas of fenugreek, fennel, and thistle. We are pumping, and your start-to-start nursing time is every 2 hours. Its not helping.

The thyroid is highly responsive to stress. Both an abundance or a lack of thyroid negatively impact breastfeeding. We are going to get thyroid levels checked as soon as possible.

Weight charting and least squares will hopefully follow (fallow) in a few days.

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