Well Alice did indeed sleep through last night. She had to be woken this morning at 7am!!
The HV was here today to weigh Alice. She gained 12oz from 2 weeks ago, so that's great. She has remained just below the 25th centile and her weight gain has been steady. So I feel a bit happier about that. She's now 13lbs 1oz. We're weighing her again in 3 weeks (because the HV is on holiday). She has also suggested that I go to the GP and get some baby gavison, as she suspects that Alice may have reflux. She is still being sick with every feed, after every feed and generally before feeds too. She's just sick a lot really. So will hopefully get an appointment tomorrow.
Her feeds today have been good again. Her feed times were a bit erratic today because of the HV being here, so she had 4 full feeds and a top up before bed. She has taken 800mls (around 28oz) the last feed she only took 2-3oz. So, in the 4 feeds she had taken more than she was a few days ago in 5 and today she's taken more in 4.5 feeds than she was last week in 6 feeds. So we're wondering if she's kind of phasing out that 5th feed and to try her on a 4 hour EASY. She does seem to eat more when there's a bigger gap between feeds.
Lyn, have you tried changing the teats of your bottles? We're wondering if the teats on the old bottles were actually due for replacing. Also the health visitor today said that the playtex bottles mimic the breast more, because the teat is more pliable and the liner contracts as the milk is drank. Also that it is a different sucking action for them. Other bottles are sucking, but the playtex bottles are more of a chomping action. She said that it might suit her better to chomp on the bottle rather than suck. Do you have any friends that have used different types of bottles that they found effective and have finished with them? I got the playtex bottles from my friend who had just finished with them. Or maybe try EBay, might be a cheaper alternative.
Ejama, welcome to the discussion. I tried Alice in her bouncy seat and found that my arm hurt trying to feed the bottle to her and that she took the first 60mls as normal and wouldn't take the rest.
Liz, trying to work out how to do go to a 4 hour EASY with such little sleep. So are you doing more of EASASE?
Just re-read this and it's quite long, so will go to bed and "speak" tomorrow.
Really hoping that everyone has a better day tomorrow, after all, it is a new day.