Just in a span of a few days, Ethan has been further promoted to Stage 4 which is full bottle & breastfeeding. And the most exciting piece of news is that he may be discharged next week if all goes well! Yay!
Yesterday, I came in at noon to kangaroo care him and to ease him into breastfeeding for the first time. Well not like I have any experience either so it was a trial & error for us both as the nurse helped us with various positions. Other than some initial fussing & possible nipple confusion (since he had been bottle feeding), he managed to latch on when I did the football hold. It was quite hilarious when he was crying at first & refused to suck and the nurse kept poking the side of his mouth egging him on, “come on Ethan, you like to suck right? Suck suck!” Overall I thought he did well, able to pace his breathing, didn’t turn blue and he looked milkdrunk-happy when he was done. Prayerfully, he will continue on this track well then we can go home 😀
This also means I can finally wash his bedsheets, prepare the cot and sanitize everything. Woohoo!
Day 27 – 22 Jan
These pics of him bottle-feeding are so funny. I took a video of him and even when the teat had been pulled away fr him, he was still sucking. Clearly on form
Day 28 – 23 Jan
Happy full after breastfeeding for the first time!