Monday, December 7, 2009

Two prayer requests

1) I need my milk to come in. Eli is a great nurser...I am just not making enough milk for him right now. Things look promising, I just need my body to take last step.

2) In the meantime, we are supplementing his feedings with formula. Over the last 48 hours he has been getting really fussy after eating and spitting up more. In our heads we know this happens with babies and their immature digestive systems...but our hearts remember Noah and all of the struggles he had with feeding and we can't help but feel a little fear.

13 comments:

The Baumanns said...

Lots of prayers and thoughts coming your way.

Grammy 3 said...

Deb & Josh, prayers coming your way. Both Matt & Caleb did the lots of spit up thing. Try to remember some of that is normal and rest in HIM. we love you. Nancy

The Cooks said...

Our new twin grandchildren do a lot a spitting up too. They just had to change their formula. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Heather S. said...

Praying for you!!!

Pat Lawhorn said...

Deb & Josh, I've been following you for awhile and am overjoyed with the birth of your son. My granddaughter was born on Dec.1, and she spits up too. You both are a great inspiration to me, and I'm sure Eli will be fine.
Pat Lawhorn
PS I'm a friend of Jodie Allen's.

erin said...

Praying friend. Have some rootbeer. Its supposed to help your milk come in. Mine took a while too. Don't worry. And I spent the first few weeks covered in spit up. Love you.

Amanda said...

Hi Deb
Just wondering if you have bought a breast pump ~ if not consider it ~ that will definitely help your milk supply (electric one is much better than a manual one).
Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Sending good energy and lots of prayers.

Jamie said...

We are praying. I had some issues too and pumped and then supplemented with my own milk using the supplemental nursing system. It worked great because she was sucking and working on the supply and demand issue.

I had to pump after every feeding probably for the first four weeks or so. I heard that More Milk Plus works great too!

Kathy said...

Congratulations! Make sure you are drinking tons of fluids. I am sure you probably already know that, though. The lactation consultants told me when I had my twins that supplementing w/ formula will only make them fuller longer and they won't nurse as much, thus further damaging what you are trying to increase. Plus, formula is harder to digest and makes them gassy, etc. She told me to just nurse every tiime they were awake and it worked. After a few days of me wondering if I was making enough and if they were hungry, and all of the sudden, I had enough for a small country.

erin wilkins said...

Loved reading your whole story with little-big man, Eli. I can't wait to share ours. I am praying specifically for your milk and for your fears to be calmed. Love you lots!

Anonymous said...

Grace and peace to you, Deb. It's so hard to relax when you know that relaxing would help--I am a world class champ at that, so I'll be praying for you from a very personal place. Linda

Gina Dankel said...

Praying for you and your sweet little guy. Try to be patient and relax. I know that seems impossible at the moment, but it will happen. There's all sorts of supplements that a lactation consultant can recommend as well as teas and such. The pump is great advice if you have one. It's extra exhausting when you nurse and then have to bottle feed. It seems like you're constantly feeding the baby.

Get some rest!