We went back to Dr. L today for another weight check for Joshua. He is now 8 lbs and 14 oz! He is almost 9 lbs of pure joy!
She checked him over, and was happy with his progress of weight gain and health in general. We don’t have to go back for another 2 weeks, when he is a month old.
For now, I think I will continue with the breastfeeding attempts and supplementing with formula. He seems to be ok with this combination. Although Dr. L acknowledged that it is fairly challenging to keep up with both feeding methods, and I tend to agree. Nevertheless, it is cold and flu season, so I’d like him to keep breastfeeding so he gets more antibodies.
Snoozing after the morning feeding:
Joshua’s view of the car ride:
At the doctor’s office: