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I am happy to announce that I am a Similac StrongMom Ambassador.
I’m excited to represent the StrongMom app because it was exactly what we needed when we struggled with Allie’s growth during those early days.
She didn’t gain weight at all for her first three weeks. It was a scary, exhausting, awful time – but I didn’t have to worry about writing down feedings or carrying around a notebook.
I had Similac’s Strong Mom app. The app allowed me to enter my breastfeeding sessions, my bottle-feeding sessions, Allie’s wet and dirty diapers, and even the time she spent sleeping.
Or not sleeping, as the case was then.
Actually, the case still is not sleeping.
How did I – a narcoleptic who needs more sleep than the average person – make children who don’t sleep? I just don’t get it.
Anyway, information is power, and knowing how much time she was spending at the breast made it easy for the pediatrician to see that breastfeeding wasn’t working.
Once I started feeding Allie formula full time, she started growing.
Thanks to her formula, Allie grew and grew and grew.
She’s up to 11 pounds.
Actually, she was 11 pounds a week ago, so I’m certain she’s well over that now.
She can’t wear her newborn clothes any more; they’re too small.
It’s a good thing that I am a Strong Mom.
I was compensated by Collective Bias – a Similac partner – for my time to review the Similac Baby Journal App. All opinions are my own.
Happily submitted to Things I Love Thursday
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