November 27th, 2015, 01:02 PM
So, a little bit of history. I apologize if it is long.
I had my first child September 5, 2013. He was born 7lbs 15oz, at 42 weeks via C-section. At his follow up appointment was gaining and two week appointment, he had gain. In the four days following the second week appointment, he lost 11oz. He was EB and I was feeding him every two hours. A doctor at a walk in clinic shoved some formula into my hands and said "supplement" without answering any of my questions, or asking any. Discouraged, I went home and hit the internet for answers. I started feeding him every hour, and he ate for an hour at a time. He was still cranky. I then started to top him off. Two ounces of formula following an hour of breastfeeding. Finally, he was content. He gained. I started taking brewers yeast and alfalfa tablets because I had read that it helps increase milk production. I figured that was the problem, I was not producing enough milk. After about three months, I was able to stop supplementing and just breastfeed. At four and a half months he was watching us eat, following our forks with his eyes with what seemed like wonder in his eyes... We started solids, and he has been a happy boy and a healthy eater since. The boy could eat! I didn't think anything about it after that, just kind of figured that he was hungry and I was not producing enough milk for him.
My daughter was born November 13, 2014, a C-section at 39 weeks. She was 5lbs 14oz. She was different than my son. My son never...