Today was Ashlin’s second day in day care. It was better and worse than her first. She napped, and played and smiled. She, however, did not take a bottle. Not really.
I got a call around noon today, asking what we did to get her to take a bottle. Um… breastfeed her? I’m such a wise-ass in my brain. We were bad over the weekend, and didn’t work on it. Why make her cry if we don’t need to? Well, we probably do need to, as she does need to eat during the day. But it’s just so much easier, much less frustrating for her and for us, to just breastfeed her. Sigh. Mom fail.
Instead, I say that although we try, we never have been very successful. I do mention that I sent in two types of nipples, one regular medela one and one that looks like her pacifier nipple. I had told this to the morning instructor, and asked that she let me know which worked best, and that I could send all the bottles in with that nipple. I guess that message hadn’t been relayed.
By noon she had drunk only 30ml – 1oz – since 6:30. Not really enough. She’d be cranky when they tried to feed her, but when the stopped, she’d be all smiles. She played, she giggled, she napped.
By 4:30, she had taken a total of 60ml – 2oz.
Stu and I left early to get her – so I could nurse her. The afternoon instructor said that she had done better with the pacifier type nipple, although she only took 30ml. I told her I’d try a bottle at home tomorrow, and that I’d send in bottles with that nipple from now on.
I hope this stubborn baby changes her mind about bottles. Soon.