Sunday, August 3, 2008

A few good things

There were a few especially good things that happened this weekend.

One of them was that Dylan and I had some success with breastfeeding. I have learned that it can be difficult for little ones with Down syndrome to breastfeed due to low muscle tone. It requires more effort than using a bottle. I was feeling quite discouraged with it, so for the past few weeks I have been strictly pumping and giving him a bottle. Yesterday, just for the heck of it, I decided to try nursing him and he latched on! Granted, I am using a shield, but still! I was really encouraged to see that he can do it and I think with lots of practice and patience, we'll be successful.
Another good thing was that Dylan got to meet his Auntie Kim and Uncle Chad for the first time! He had so much fun that he slept from 10p until 5a last night!! (Which was the third really good thing...!).

3 comments:

Elisabeth said...

YEA! That is awesome about the BF and the sleeping!!! I need new pictures!!!

Kimberly said...

He is so precious. Tell him I love him!

Karen said...

Awesome news with the BF and sleeping! Keep up the good work Momma!