Fateh was admitted to the hospital on Monday evening. He didn't wet his diapers much (only 2-3 diapers per day), and his pee was bloody. We went to his paedetrician immediately. After a blood test, his bilirubin level is at 22.4 (normal reading for babies at 8 days should be 0-10).
Only Fateh was admitted, and I cannot logged in due to very bad eyes infection. That day marked my pumping session for every 2-3 hours till today. I cried and cried wholeheartedly when I saw him under the UV lights.
His birilubin level dropped to 17 on the next day, and we were relieved. On Wednesday, it dropped to 12.5 and I breastfeed him at the hospital for 2 sessions (I have an appointment with Dr Rahman BTW). I have to tell the nurses that I want cup feeding when I saw them bottlefeed him (yes, Tawakal Hospital is not a baby friendly hospital yet).
And it really hurts when they keep asking should they top up with formula when I delivered Fateh last week. I even asked for a lactation consultant, but they didn't send one. And what do you expect when the lactation nurses are only around 20-22 y.o., unmarried and could not understand a mother's feeling about naturally feeding her OWN baby?
Since I am at home (3 nights without Fateh), I keep pumping my milk to be send to the hospital. Yes, he was topped up with formula at the hospital, but I am also trying my best pumping every 2-3 hours to pump out milk for him. Takkan nak biarkan anak kelaparan pulak kan?
But then I noticed when I breastfeed him yesterday at the hospital, when I went back, I got double the output than usual. Yes, baby is still the best stimulator for me.
Alhamdulillah, the senior nurse called me this morning and said he can be discharged today. His bilirubin level dropped to 10.2, yey for that!
And he is sleeping peacefully after feeding from me :).