January 30, 2009

Maybe not

Well here is another case of " Kim has to many doctors with different information" I know you just cant wait to hear my latest rant, but I promise it turns out great!

So my last post was me being all dramatic about not being able to nurse. I spent the week getting Alex used to a bottle and freaking out about what formula to feed him. Well Monday the little Mr had a Dr's appointment and when I asked the Pedi what type of formula she recommended she looked at me like I was crazy. She remembered that we had struggled in the hospital, but were making progress. I explained to her how my hematologist said that I would not be able to breastfeed because of the medication I have to take. Well she got out her books and showed me in writing that my meds were proven safe for breastfeeding. After she left the room, we could hear her discussing it with the other 2 doctors in the hall. And they both agreed that it was safe. Saying that even if a little bit did get into my milk, it would be broken down by Alex's stomach acids. And because he got his VitK shot and was healthy and "not really" a preemie, there should be no complications. I called my Hematologist today just to touch base with him and let him know whats up and he will be getting in touch with the Pedi just to make sure that they are both on the same level and then I will be able to make the switch to coumadin. Which by the way is a pill. And will be much eaiser than injections! I cant wait!!

SO....no I have the work of trying to get him back on the boob :) Which is proving to be a slow process, now that my supply has slowed. But I know with a little work and a lot of patience, we can do this. And I feel like for once, something actually went my way. Its about damn time too:) Hopefully things keep looking up!

1 comment :

  1. I'm so excited for you, Kim. I know you really want to BF. If you need any tips for increasing milk supply, let me know. Oh, and you may know about the site, but the best info I've gotten for BF'ing is on www.kellymom.com.