Kayla Mae Olmstead

Kayla was born with Left-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (LCDH). When she was born she was in the NICU for a total of 55 days. She reherniated two years later, had her repair surgery in May 2011 and spent 11 days in hospital recovering. She is a tough little girl and we are truly blessed to have her here.

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The Feeding Slump


me and K with our "grump" faces- this is how we feel about the feeding slump.


So- my last post was saying K was doing just fine with her feeds- hmmmmmmm not any more!! She has gone back into her slump... she was actually eating 6 oz per feed- every 4-4.5 hours.  So really only 4 bottles a day and then we fed her at night just to give her a little more- and that was about 3 oz.. so she was taking in about 27 oz a day.

NOW- being back in her slump which just started probably that Friday I posted... She is a struggle to get 4 oz into her.  She really wants to stop at 3 oz.. but that just makes it too hard for me to get all of her oz in.  SOOO being the bad mommy I am.. I put her in her pink vibrating chair (w/o the vibrations) and let her become bored.. and start to cry. I then re-heat her formula.. and go in- she take about half an oz.. and then I do it all over again until she at least gets 4 oz in!! So with her eating this little- I feed her every 3 hours.

It's  hard- she does soooooo damn well for a month + and now... she is back in her slump.  I'm going to try not to freak out with this one tho- seeing how she has developed a pattern.  Eats well for a while, then not so well for a while.

I can't decide if she is teething- and that is why she doesn't want to eat, or if she isn't pooping enough and her belly is still full from the previous feeds.. I have no clue.  So I bought prunes- which she loves.. and am feeding that to her at night- as she will still eat from the spoon really well.. not the whole jar just yet- with some feeds yes, but not all.. but she will take a little more than half almost always!

Ok- so now she is bored.. she already got her 4oz in.. I'm trying for 5.. I'm pushing my luck.. we'll see!!

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2 comments:

brad.kellie.babyc.lucy said...

Easier said than done, but try not to panic or let is get you too pouty (although the pouty faces are cute). Carter has slumps and they are usually because of teething, stuffy nose or not pooping enough. She'll get back there in no time!

-Kellie

Liz and Shane said...

Nayeli goes through this face too. So intstead we offer a little at a time and this works. Now that she is eating solids we get the food thrown at us sometimes. LOL
Kayla will be back to herself in no time

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