Today was a great great day!!! I have been working so hard every since my little man was born to build up my milk supply. Since he is a preemie I had to build using a pump, which believe me is not an easy task. I am really starting to feel like a dairy cow and I am getting a little bored with nursing a machine. But being the only thing I can do for him at the moment I really don't mind!
All that changed today!!!! Ian has been so good about taking a bottle the last few times he has feed. Today when I was bottle feeding him his nurse asked if I would like to try and nurse him on his next feeding. I held back the tears "YES!!!!"
So of coarse the next three hours felt like an eternity. I had to get on the phone and brag to my husband about how I was going to get to nurse my sweet boy for the first time.
At last 2:30 rolled around and I sat by his bed side waiting for the lactation nurse to arrive, this was a BIG DAY!
Ian is such a champ, definitely a boob man! He did awesome!!!!! They will only let him nurse for 15 minutes because they have to follow with a bottle to make sure he is getting enough calories. He nursed well the entire 15 minutes and his stats stayed low, which is fantastic! I am so so so proud of my sweet Ian, he really is making great progress.
I would say from the looks of things he was more than satisfied.......