As for the pooping, well, Ryan hasn't been as "regular" lately. He used to go with every diaper change, but lately it's been more like once every 2-3 days. (I've heard this can happen when a baby is on formula, but Ryan is still mostly breastfed). We are still supplementing each feeding with 1 oz of formula in order to encourage faster weight gain. Unfortunately, his weight is still progressing at approximately 1/2 oz per day. I am taking him to see a lactation consultant tomorrow to hopefully get some answers. I want to make sure he's getting enough to eat, and that the slow weight gain isn't because I am unknowingly starving him. At his Dr. appt earlier this week he was 10 lbs, 10 oz, up from his birth weight of 8 lbs, 6 oz.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Eat, Sleep and Poop
That's all babies do, right? Ryan does his fair share of eating....approximately every 2 hours. But sleeping and pooping? Not so much.
Ryan barely naps during the day. The only way he will fall asleep is if he is in motion (the car or sometimes the stroller, or when mommy is holding him and walking). The minute the movement stops, so does sleepy time. My poor little guy is averaging 1-2 hours per day of sleeping, and probably a total of 5 or 6 at night. His Dr. said that he should be getting between 12 and 15 hours of sleep per day, so Ryan is definitely sleep deprived! I have tried getting him to fall asleep in my arms, and then gently put him down in his crib or bassinet. But he will always wake up within 5 minutes. I could do this all day long, but I'd never get anything done! I've tried letting him cry for a little bit, but all this does is make him angry. He gets even more worked up and then won't fall back asleep at all. How do you get your baby to fall asleep and stay asleep???