Have been tossing and turning about where to post this. Either here or in the babies,kids with disabilities section. Finally decided on here because i wanted general opinions as whatever i choose i will have to justify it to everyone.
New baby DD has been having some serious feeding issues in the past 4 weeks. Reflux, dismotility, vomiting, weight loss/poor weight gain etc. We have finally learnt that she was allergic to my breastmilk and cannot tolerate the normal larger volumes of food that she should be having at 8 weeks old.
Since the beginning there has been talk about tube feeding her in a medium/long term way if another reasonable solution can't be found. So far though we seem to have found out what works. Elemental prescription formula in 60ml amounts every 1 and a half to 2 hours. However this is exhausting for us. Even with DH and I sharing the load overnight. DH is only home full time for another 2 weeks and I am meant to be returning to work in 3 weeks.
So here is my WWYD/WDYT?
How long would you be able to continue feeding every 2 hours?
Would you think me selfish if i was to say I wasnt coping and ask about the possibility of doing the tube feeds anyway?
Which way would you choose?
Doing it this way she is finally gaining weight but DH said last night he found me asleep on the couch patting her to sleep. ( no problem there) but aparently he said when he moved her to take her to bed i didnt realise and was patting an imaginary baby for the next hour till the next feed.