I am feeling the first setback as a parent. Today visited the paediatrician. He informed us that Mayenne is not gaining enough weight. We have noticed that since birth she has not been feeding well. She slept soundly during the day, responded to feeds rather fine, but cried for milk at night. Doctor says she should be taking about 50-90ml per feed, 8 times a day. In her last feed, we fed through the bottle so that we can gauge her intake. To our horror, she only took 20ml.

All we can now hope for is for her to take more milk. We will try to feed her more frequently and to interact with her more actively to keep her awake. We will probably offer formula milk after midnight so that she will feel more satisfied.

Despite the worry, watching her facial antics lifts our spirits and keeps us looking forward to another growing day.

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