I'm posting for a friend. She had her baby on Monday and baby weighed 8 lbs something. Evidently the baby's blood sugar was very low (ummm because she bathed the baby immediately...duh) and then baby apparently wluldnt eat. They gave her formula. Checked her bs and it went up slightly. I told my friend to nurse nurse nurse and she did and bs went up even more, enough to leave the hospital. Well on day 2, drs said she lost 11% birth weight and would need to b hospitalized unless she supplemented (via tube supplement ) with formula.......
I've told her the scale isn't valid to check the weight because it wasn't same scale. Also drs tell everyone this, including mine when I had my son. I didn't listen and sure enough he was back to bw by a week and two days. So is formula even necessary or am I giving bad advice?
on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:22 PM