Because Miles proved that he could latch and drink and his cleft wasn’t going to prove a problem, after lunch his feeding tube was removed!At 10:20pm, they got him prepped for his first time under the phototherapy lights. He HATED the mask but calmed down thankfully before I left him for the night. Probably one of my biggest frustrations on Tuesday was seeing how little colostrum I was pumping. THIS IS TOTALLY NORMAL! But never had I seen it being pumped out. With Owen and Ellie I just nursed and trusted they were getting enough.
In the ounce-driven world of the NICU, I knew that he would be getting a little formula that night. Thankfully, the “seasoned” momma bear in me was able to be ok with this. My motto became – whatever gets him out of here the fastest!