Unfortunately Daniel wasn't there tonight when I got to hold him. He will be sad that he missed it. But Maggie (the nurse tonight) said we could hold him again tomorrow night as long as he was doing well. So hopefully Daniel can hold him tomorrow!
I am a little sad because they are putting Enfamil human milk fortifier in his milk. He is at the maximum volume he can digest (23ml!) for his weight, but there are not enough calories in the milk for him to gain weight well. So they add this powdered milk fortifier to add the extra calories (and extra vitamins/minerals). We aren't particularly thrilled about it, because it contains soy and corn syrup solids. Hello!! I totally don't want to be feeding my baby corn syrup and soy. We asked about alternatives and Greg our nice nurse was very understanding. I guess he said something to the doctors and so apparently they are looking up information for us about other options. I asked Maggie tonight if we could just feed him extra hind milk and with a mystified look and a scrunched up nose she said, "what's hind milk?" Oh dear. I explained how they could take the cream off of some of the milk and add it to the milk they were feeding him. She didn't seem thrilled. Oh well, I will talk to the docs tomorrow. If he has to get it then I guess it's ok. Hopefully he won't need it for too long.