Bye Bye Bottle

That’s right, we’re throwing out the bottles!  Metaphorically speaking, that is.  They’ll keep using them for feedings when I’m at work, but as of today it’s 100% breastfeeding, all the time.  When they were discharged from the NICU, I was instructed to feed two feedings per day of supplemented milk (they wanted me to use pure formula) for two 24 calorie-per-ounce feeds a day.  

That was to continue for the first three months post-discharge.  Chloe’s three month mark is this weekend, and they’re now nicely on the growth charts for corrected age (their growth curve between their last two appointments is nearly vertical – growing like weeds, they are) so we’re chucking the supplementation and going with straight breastmilk.  From the tap when I’m home, from good ol’ Dr. Brown when Nanny J is here. 

Now I just have to figure out how to get vitamins into them without putting them in their bottles.  Hmmm…

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5 Comments on “Bye Bye Bottle”

  1. Lawmommy Says:

    Congratulations! I always found it kind of an amazing thing, to think that I was able to keep another human being alive, solely with something my body was producing. It was slightly surreal, but a really good feeling of accomplishment. So, to think you are keeping TWO whole people alive and thriving – it’s amazing. Are you losing a bunch of weight? I lost all the baby weight nursing Gabe. (Sadly, it was replaced with ‘law school weight’ when he quit…)

  2. Nicki Says:

    HUGE milestones!!!Congrats!

  3. k77 Says:

    What an amazing job you’ve done and continue to do with BFing!

  4. Natasha Says:

    Wonderful! You should be so proud of yourself, what an excellent job you are doing!!!

  5. Care Says:

    Yeah – another milestone! Goodbye supplementation!


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