We are the proud parents of three children. We have a beautiful brand new baby boy, born peacefully at home at a lovely planned, attended water birth. He has an undetected unilateral cleft lip/palate.
We spent his first night (last night) at the NICU for observation & analysis (he is perfect in every way) and came home late yesterday morning. He is able to latch correctly, but I am still pumping every 2 hours to supplement. I am using the dropper instad of the haverman nipple and have been able to pump quite a bit of colustrum. He's had several wet diapers & is doing extremely well in that department.
He's brand new & we're brand new to being "special needs" but have been practicing AP since 2003. We're caring for our son in the best way we know how- by nursing, keeping skin to skin contact, swaddling, cloth diapering, and cosleeping. We just can't help the falling madly in love part.
I'd love to talk to any other AP families/nursing mothers about nursing & parenting a baby like ours.