Weight Gain Anxiety

Like her brother, she had been a relatively good baby, sleeping quite a bit though there were still many nights of deprived sleep with constant nursing. However, these babies are at risk of not gaining enough weight since they are so contented with sleep that milk really doesn't wake them up much. This is of course not helping Mommy to build up the milk supply as well.

As a result, there was weight gain issue again. More severe compared to her brother, Keren had not gained a single bit since her discharge weight. Not even her birth weight. Almost incredible to imagine as she still fed, pee and poo sufficiently, alert and bright eyed. One possible reason was that she was constantly falling asleep on the breast and not lasting long enough to suckle the hind milk that is full of fats to make her grow. A visit to the pediatrician as expected required us to remediate. Even the lactation consultant we were referred to was amazed.

Mommy had to work doubly hard at latching for direct feed, followed by expressing any remaining bits and feeding it back. So most time we have to be homebound, much to Mommy's dismay as she had wanted to be more mobile. Praying that she grows…and some how this really made Mommy a little depressed especially when she hears people around commenting: "Oh, she's so small!" A little post natal blues with thoughts of her stunt development but thank God that He reminds He is all sufficient.

Must really cling on Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request unto God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."