Sunday, June 23, 2013

A different Ellie

Our sweet girl had been so much happier since we started her medicine! I'm sure she was in a lot of pain with her little throat burning before. We saw an immediate difference from the first dosage and she is continuing to get better each day. She got a little upset yesterday evening, but we has traveled to Tuscaloosa and we think it was just too much back and forth for Miss Ellie. 

On the breast feeding front all is still going well. I pump as much as possible during the day so I can bottle feed her at night. She will fall asleep at the breast (and so do I) so it's easier to pump during or after while I'm giving her a bottle. The pediatrician. Also thought this was a good idea since your supply usually decreases at night. I'm not able to freeze as much milk because of this but I think we're doing just fine. I have at least two days worth of bottles of frozen and that's enough at the moment since I don't plan on not being around to feed her. 
When I breastfed I let her have 11 minutes on each side so she doesn't just pacify on me. She was staying on longer before we started her Zantac. I'm sure it was to keep the acid down. I pump immediately after each feeding and I can get anywhere from 2-4 oz depending on the time of the day. When she takes a bottle she will eat anywhere from 4-6 oz, again depending on the time of day.

As far as sleep is concerned, were seeing  her go back to her usual. Pattern. She can sleep anywhere from 2-4 hours between feedings. She took a 3.5 hour nap this morning before church and only woke up because I picked her up to change her diaper and clothes! 

I'm so glad to have "our baby" back. I'm just so upset that she was in pain but we are thankful for good friends, a great pediatrician, and Zantac!


  1. So happy to hear your sweet little girl is doing so much better Courtney!

  2. Aww glad she's doing better!

  3. Yay!! SOO glad she is feeling better! I'm grateful our little guy didn't have reflux. Or dietary sensitivities at that point. Since he was fed through donor breastmilk it would have been impossible to remove specific foods from the donor's breastmilk!

    So MANY hugs to you guys! You're going such a great job! Between your IF journey, a rough delivery, reflux and PPD, you deserve some SLEEP! Goodness... God sure tests the faithful, doesn't he? :-)

  4. I too would always fall asleep when Reagan would nurse. I am so happy to hear she is doing so much better!

  5. I'm so glad that she is feeling better! Not being able to tell mommy and daddy things probably made Ms. Ellie so frustrated. Happy baby = happy mommy and daddy. You are doing great!


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