The 6am feeding was the last one with this nurse we didn't like. She was off at 7:30. So, instead of fight with her about it, I decided to just wait and talk with the doctor when she "rounded." SO... I "fed" Trey the massive amount that I was supposed to, and by "fed" I mean I squeezed out 80% of the food onto his burp clothe when she wasn't looking! Even the little bit he got, he acted really full and spit up-ish. I left about 4mls in the bottle and told the nurse he was too full for it. She quickly pushed it through his tube. I was laughing inside... feeling like such a cheat! But I'm glad I did it.
Why? His 9a.m. feeding: he ate about 33mls, and promptly spit up a lot afterwards. I asked the new nurse to note it in his chart. She said, "Has he been consistently spitting up since he went over 30mls?"
"Yes, he has actually," I said, thrilled that she was seeing the same pattern I was.
"It may be just a little too much for him right now," she said. "I'll tell the doctor."
I'd told the resident doctor just as much right before the feeding. I also said I was not happy that the plan was changed so fast without any solid indication that he needed to be pushed with more food.
She actually said she had high "expectations" for him since he has done so well and was hoping he'd gain weight fast because he's done everything else so fast. She said they don't technically have expectations for the babys, but she had them for him anyway. She said we could watch his natural feeding patterns a little bit more today and just see how it goes. She really wants him to gain weight.
I didn't dare tell her I cheated his 38ml feed! Just said he spit up a lot of it!
I'm so going to hell.