Little E is 5 weeks old today.
Last night we had to move her to her crib because she likes to sleep like a starfish and can't do that in the bassinet. Mind you I was quite anxious to be having her sleeping in her crib for the first time. I know that the crib is set to high standards but those slats seem to be too far apart for my liking. I checked them and they are just fine, it is just me being an over protective mom.
I still can't nurse Little E. I'm still not producing enough milk to make continuing on like this worth my time or the frustration and depression. On the 21st I have my follow up with the OB. I'm going to ask him about domperidone and if it will help the situation. I might just have insufficient glandular tissue (IGT). I've been using the breast pump, Medela hospital rental, since July 23rd and the milk supply is no greater than when I used my manual pump. The only thing that has increased is my frustration with myself.
You see PCOS, of which I had, and other endocrine disorders can cause a woman to have less breast milk production and even have the IGT issue. I might just be one of them. So I shouldn't be too hard on myself but I am.
I'm still loading up a box of Little E's newborn clothing to donate to the hospital's social services department. They will make sure it goes to a needy family in the pay grades of E1-E4. I also posted Little E's bassinet on a facebook group today. I listed it as free with the three sheets. I bought it used and didn't pay much for it. No less than four people jumped on the offer right away. The first person decided they couldn't pick it up. I moved on to the second one and am now waiting for her spouse to come by after work to get it. As Little E grows out of more of her things I'll be giving those away too. I still have to find a person that would like the maternity clothing I had. I even have a maternity swimsuit that I never wore that is in the box too. There are times I'd like to get rid of everything in the house and live smaller and more simply; that will never happen.