Today, 11:59 AM
Ok well the major concern at this point, if baby is not getting enough milk, is dehydration and/or low blood sugar.
Your baby will be weighed at the doctor. Remember that some loss of weight from birth weight is normal. Make sure this doctor knows your baby's lowest weight and when that was taken, so he or she will measure gain (or loss) from THAT, not birth weight. If baby has begun gaining something since that lowest weight check, that is normal and a good sign. If baby has not, there may be an issue but it could also be a problem with the scales being different or one of the weight checks not being done correctly. This is when output, especially poops, might tell you more. Besides number of poops, look at size and consistency. Less frequent than typical poops might be ok if they are big, for example. Also the poops would typically have begun to transition to breastmilk looking poops. (More yellow (green is also a normal variation) and more watery/liquidy)
IF your doctor recommends supplements, ask them exactly how much they think you should supplement each day and for how long. Ask how much baby should get each time and how if should be given. (Supplements should be given in small amounts at a time and with a syringe, according to a recetn study on babies who needed some supplementation) Ask the doctor how you can hopefully quickly wean off the supplements and resume exclusive breastfeeding. If the doctor cannot answer these questions that may indicate that the...