Nowadays the clinic is packed; so much that one hour waiting time is becoming a norm.
We brought Alaina for her first month check-up and the Hep B booster jab at the clinic last week. Though we have appointment set prior to our visit, it still took us near to 2 hours all-in-all for the visit which includes a brief postpartum check for Mommy too.
Alaina’s height and weight is recorded at 55cm and 4.3kgs. A steady healthy gain since she regained her birth weight a couple of weeks ago.
Growth and health is in excellent form and Mommy is encouraged to continue fully breastfeed the baby.
At home front, Alaina has yet to establish her schedule yet but she’s getting there.
She has found her own thumb but will only comfort suck for 5 mins top before wailing for us.
She can focus on our faces and respond to our smiles.
She takes a couple of short nap during day time.
Still need to be either; cuddled and carried or nursed to sleep. Especially at night, she’ll suckle for comfort for hours before falling asleep but when she does, she’ll sleep for 10 hours straight with ~ 3 feed in-between.
As for diet, she asks for direct nursing every 1 or 1.5 hours when she’s awake. Feeding time varies between 2 to 3 to 4 hours when she sleeps.
Other than the few formula feedings during her Jaundice time, we find little success on feeding her formula.
The girl does not like to take the bottle, even when we try with EBM.
She regurgitates often; so often that we are concern she nurses too much on one sitting.
We are trying short feeding at shorter interval whenever possible to minimize her spitting episodes.
She changes a very healthy number of diapers in a day with several generous amount of loose bowel movement.
We read that breastfeed baby stool will be regular to about once a day when she turns one month….
We ain’t seeing that yet with Alaina.
But then every baby is different or perhaps it’s just takes a while longer with our Angel.
Until then, Mommy gotta be contented in cleaning poo several times a day!