"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

Saturday, April 30, 2011

REAL progress. And MATH.

So, today, she took 11 oz. of formula. Which means, based on the formula of 2.5 oz. per pound of body weight, she should be taking about 30 oz. That's awesome! It means she's taking more breast milk than formula now! (Based on the same formula, she was getting 9 oz. or less of breast milk 16 days ago. Now it's more like 19!)
I might be able to do this! I need a day or two to take a "nursing vacation" and power pump, but I need my husband to have a day off to do this. Soon, soon, I hope.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh- there is that word again. MATH. Ick. Nursing vacation = you and Lola stay in bed all weekend together skin to skin and she nurses, yes? So, right now she is drinking 20 oz of bm? That is awesome!!! I am so proud of you and your dedication to pumping. And I forbid any mom ever telling me they COULDN'T breastfeed after what I am (virtually) watching YOU go through to be able to do it. I pray for them, because I bet you I will end up scoffing and my tongue will spew at them. You are so amazing, Nyssa!