ASSESSMENT OF SITUATION: 672 HOURS (four weeks) IN, METRICS FOR OPERATION BUTTERBALL ARE IMPROVING RAPIDLY. (i.e. Shmoogie is nearly a full pound heavier than she was two weeks ago.) VISUAL OBSERVATION OF THE SITUATION NOW MATCHES OBJECTIVE METRICS.
COURSE OF ACTION: THE STRATEGIC INTRODUCTION OF 'MILCH-BREI'-- FOLLOWING DISAPPOINTING RESULTS DURING THE INITIAL PHASE OF THE EFFORT -- HAS BEEN A SUCCESS. BASED ON GAINS WITHIN THE LAST CIRCA 300 HOURS, COMMANDING OFFICERS INTEND TO STAY THE 'MILCH-BREI' COURSE AND ADD NEW FOODS AT A COMFORTABLE, NOT URGENT PACE.
COMMENT: COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE PLEASED WITH THE POSITIVE RESULTS SEEN IN THE MOST RECENT REVIEW PERIOD, BUT REMAIN VIGILANT AND WILL CONTINUE TO REGULARLY REVIEW AND ASSESS THE SITUATION GOING FORWARD.
Mostly, Commanding Officer Mommy is deeply relieved that Shmoogie is now gaining weight, despite two weeks of international and domestic travel. The latest doctor says that, while people mostly worry about whether baby is gaining weight in the first few weeks of breastfeeding, many babies gain LOTS of weight on breast milk and then arrive at about 5 months and think to themselves, "Hey, there's lots of interesting stuff going on around here! I really don't need to be spending all my time nursing." And then they find a new growth curve.
She's certainly a distractible -- if adorable -- nurser.