Yesterday, 06:43 PM
OK thanks for answering all those questions.
So given what you report, I suspect that if there is a problem, it has more to do with baby not transferring milk well and not so much about milk production. Unfortunately, since baby not transferring milk well will LEAD to low milk production even if production starts out entirely normal (or with the potential to be normal) then it is possible that low production is starting to happen or is on the horizon unless interventions are taken.
Since you had IV fluids during labor which is known to inflate birth weight, and birth weight was taken on a scale baby was never weighed on again, (as is typical) I think it makes sense to simply throw the recorded birth weight out of any consideration. Normally I would keep the next weight check, but since the next weight after that was only a day later and on the same scale used from then on, my suggestion is to measure gain from January 18.
Please check my math, but here is what I have:
From January 18th to February 16th, a period of 29 days, baby gained a total of 1 pound 6 ounces, or 22 ounces, or an average of .75 ounces per day.
This is within normal gain specifications, but it certainly would be more reassuring if baby was gaining more like an average of an ounce a day. Also gain did not seem to get more rapid, as would be typical after about 2 weeks. Instead it seems to be slowing down.
Given that you have also had nipple injury and continue to have pain when nursing, I...