Yesterday, 02:25 PM
The LC was concerned that she wasn't emptying the breast, so I have been pumping and having my mom or husband feed her the bottles. I was giving her an ounce of formula with breast milk, which is what the LC advised, but my doctor told me not to mix the two. Frankly, I would be happy if she only drank my breast milk when I am too tired to nurse her.
The doctor was just concerned that she had not gained her birth weight in two weeks, which I guess is a major benchmark. But, I definitely don't want to overfeed her. She gained quite a bit in four days, and I wasn't supplementing after every feeding like he suggested. I think she got around 9 oz of formula and 6 of breast milk, which was about two to three bottles in three days. Plus, she is nursing a lot more than she was the first two weeks. I would rather she not have to take any formula, so I am telling my mom to give her the breast milk first and formula, only if I need to sleep between 2a.m. to 6a.m., which is when I get a couple of hours of straight sleep. He wants me to keep supplementing her with formula after every feeding, but I don't see the point if she's gaining weight.
I figure as long as she is still growing and having plenty of wet and pooped diapers, she should be fine. She was also a little bit jaundiced, but her recent blood work was normal. She has her next weigh in a four weeks, so we will see how it goes. I told my husband I wanted to switch to a doctor that specialized in...