My Journal - Week 29 (12Mar10)
I am happy to say, Hunter is doing very well with this breast to bottle transition. He is now taking more than two ounces at a time. He is taking four to five ounces at one feeding. The only thing that we have discovered is that he has kind of reverted back the the "newborn impatience" when waiting for a bottle to be warmed. When he was a newborn and hungry, he would cry so hard probably thinking his milk was never coming. After a few months, he learned that a little noise would suffice. Tonight, out of the blue, Hunter decided to shout out that he wanted milk. Within two minutes, he was practically screaming with tears and all. I think because it takes a few more minutes to warm up a bottle as opposed to just giving baby a boob, he thinks no one is listening, and that it isn't coming. I am guessing when he realizes that this isn't the case, he will settle back down. In the meantime, it's heartbreaking watching him cry wanting his milk so badly. All I can do is yell back "Milky is coming!" hoping like a crazy woman that he will understand and that will pacify him.... Yeah, um nope - doesn't really work. In fact, all it does is add to the noise level. Hunter screaming, and me adding to it. What can you do??!
Hunter's BM update: Yes, they are still regular. Everyday.