I fired the house help. There will be a blog post about that on my other blog.
My wife went to see the lactation specialist.
I will write a separate post about what the specialist said after I get the info.
(Sorry for the incomplete stuff. I want to clear the backlog so that I can be posting more recent stuff)
New tin of formula. (I’m supposed to be tracking usage)
20th Feb – Weight
We gave 160ml of expressed milk, which he finished, but was still showing the rooting reflex.
We added 90ml of formula and that is when he slept.
We should see the paeditrician!
I had weighed myself while carrying Gio and then subtracted my own weight, to arrive at his weight.
“Please weigh yourselves with the baby so we can have an additional opinion” I said.
Later: “We need to go to the paeditrician! This boy is 6 kilos!”
6 kilos at under a month is a lot. That represents a 2 kilo gain in 4 weeks.
According to this article http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infant-growth/AN01654 and this one: http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/growth/grow13m.html, a newborn should gain about 30 grams a day or about 200 grams a week maximum. So in 4 weeks, Gio should have gained a maximum of (30g x 28 days = ) 840 grams.
Gio has gained 2kilos (2,000 grams)!
Your baby will want between 150ml and 200ml of formula per kilogram of his body weight per day.