‘We have a plan!’ – Readmission part 3

We did our penultimate and ultimate cycles without too much hassle. Everytime E used the breast pump, which made her look like a fembot from the Austin Powers film, I had to take the labelled bottle to be put in a fridge for 3 hours, which was on the other side of the ward. A … Continue reading ‘We have a plan!’ – Readmission part 3

Sleep deprivation: Readmission part 2

I am currently sat in a cafe up the road from the hospital having eaten a panini and had a flat white. 🥙☕️ Since readmission, we have started the 3 hour feeding regime: Breastfeeding for 20 mins Give expressed breast milk (EBM) taken earlier and done in arrears Give formula milk Express breast milk from … Continue reading Sleep deprivation: Readmission part 2

Readmission

Despite everything appearing to have gone well when we left yesterday, when the Community Midwife came today and checked the baby's weight, it had fallen approximately 12%. The cut off at day 3 is 10%, which meant our baby needed readmission to the postnatal ward for a blood check and a feeding schedule. E was … Continue reading Readmission