Two weeks have passed since Katie confirmed my suspicions as to why Sophie’s feeding had changed. Since then I have also been back at the pump, filling her up.
The workload has increased, but I don’t mind. Now, I have a contented bubba who sleeps easier!
Poor Lisa! Things seem to have taken a backwards step again since she reduced the top ups of expressed breast milk. Lisa describes Sophie as being windy, farty, burpy, unsettled and once again having frothy stools!
It was great to speak to Lisa in person for the first time in 2 weeks. Hearing her voice reassured me that she was doing OK. It’s hard not to think about or worry for your clients as their lactation consultant!
Following is a conversation between Medela Mum Lisa and our lactation consultant, Katie. This conversation took place about 27 days after the birth of Lisa’s daughter, Sophie.
Following is a conversation between new mum Lisa and our lactation consultant, Katie. This conversation took place about 26 days after the birth of Lisa’s daughter, Sophie. We hope that you find it useful as you continue your own breastfeeding journey.
Lisa sent me a text 2 days after we had last spoken and implemented the plan to help increase Sophie’s milk intake:
I received a phone call from Lisa when Sophie was 19 days old. Lisa had just been to see the maternal child health nurse 3 days before and found out that Sophie was not gaining weight quite as planned.
Lisa was feeling understandably upset, worried and a bit deflated at the thought that Sophie was not taking enough from the breast.