Little Plum slept well from the start, beside the slight breastfeeding issues.
On day one, we were struggling terribly with latching her onto the breast, so she was a bit hard to settle, but we soon sorted that out by using the hospital grade pumps to feed her some delicious, creamy thick, custard coloured colostrum in a little cup(as using a bottle would risk causing nipple confusion). I was pleased to discover I had a good supply.
On day two I managed to nurse her successfully for about 5-10 minutes. At the time I was very unsure if that counted as a successful feed but the fact that she then slept for five and half hours soundly seemed a good sign to me.
I will just interject here that I was then told by one Midwife, upon mentioning what I considered a great success(she fed, she slept well, all a Mother could want on day two), that I should wake her up every three hours to feed. She made me feel quite neglectful for not having done this, but she had all sorts of things to say throughout my stay which Continue reading