Monday, March 31, 2008

There is this program where I am where a nurse comes to your house and talks to you, weighs your babies, etc. So I had that today. The nurse was great! She was also a LC! I told her my feeding schedule and she agreed it was crazy. I told her how much I was getting from pumping and she told me that she wouldn't expect me to get much more than that since I am nursing first for about 20-25 min and they are swallowing. So, that made me feel a bit better! She suggested I stop pumping if I wanted to, that I need some down time. And I couldn't agree more. She also suggested I go to the hospital so I can get the girls weighed before and after a feeding. I will do that sometime this week. That way I can get an idea of how much they are getting from me. I think they are getting more because today I breastfed them, and then both hardly took any of their formula! She also thinks I have thrush. I thought my my nips were just sore from the sucking, but it does sound like I could have it. Good to know they shouldn't be this sore!

I called the doctor about the depression things and he told me to take B6 and see if that helps. If it doesn't, I have to call him back. I also talked to the nurse about it and she had me take a quiz and I was borderline. She also told me that it takes about 2-3 weeks for the hormones to level off, but since I was borderline, she could come back in 2 weeks to check on me. I also scheduled a therapist appointment for next week, so I will be ok. But honestly, letting the pumping go has really lifted a huge weight.

Time to go try to get some rest!


Fertilized said...

good luck to you!

Hilary said...

Hang in there Mommy!! Breastfeeding one is hard enough let alone two! You are doing great! Stay positive :)


Heather- hang in there- you are doing great, twins are harder breastfeed than just one and getting the nurse to come out to the house was a great idea! The thrush could be causing your temps- make sure you get yourself and the little ones treated or it won't go away and will just get worse and more painful for all three of you- as for the PPD- take a deep breath, you have been through a lot in a short amount of time- take advantage of the help being offered and don't listen to any of the negative comments that anybody says to you about it- you are strong and what ever you need to for yourself and your family to make yourself feel better- that is what is what is right. Hang in there- continuing to think of you always! Sending you all lots and lots of love- if you ever need to talk you know how to get a hold of me!