Ruthie - posted on 03/18/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
OK experienced mommies! My daughter gave birth to a beautiful 7lb 1 oz baby girl on Friday, March 12th. She was diagnosed with jaundice in the hospital and stayed in the hospital a couple extra days. My daughter is breastfeeding and had experienced difficulty with a latch on. With nipple shields, lactation consultants and her amazing perserverance, she began nursing and her milk came in. As the babies bili levels continued to rise, the Dr. had her supplement after nursing to try and move the jaundice through. They used the light bed in the hospital. Since going home, her levels have continued to rise. They sent home health to the home with the bili blanket. Yesterday the bili level reached 19. The Dr. ordered formula every feeding, pushing 30-40 CCs. And to follow up with breastfeeding if she was still hungry. The problem is she can't hardly stay awake for the feeding and does not make to the breastfeeding. My daughter continues to pump every three hours to keep her milk flowing. They go to Dr. in the morning and if the bili level has not gone down, will admit the baby into the hospital. I have an amazing daughter who is a fighter. Most new mommies would have never made it past the first three days. I am so proud of her! Has anyone out there been through this? Can anyone offer Julia any support? I will be sure to share your replies! Thanks!