I have a 2 1/2 week old who feeds about 8-10 times a day, has anywhere from 8-12 wet diapers and 7-8 soiled diapers which are mustard color and seedy. Although it seems like everything with her is going well she has started crying quite a lot after night time feedings - sometimes for hours from around midnight to 5am and won't calm down to latch again at any of the next feeding. She works herself up to snorting and gulping in air. Of course when this happens she seems to have more discomfort and sometimes gas/spitting up. Other times when she is relaxed she falls asleep after feeding and sleeps peacefully until the next feeding. I don't know if what she does is "normal". I have tried feeding her one breast, both breasts, burping her in between, etc, etc, etc. and there does not seem to be any patterns that I can figure out. This started making me think I should keep a food log or just go ahead and cut out certain foods.
On top of this, at her visit to the pediatrician we were told that she was not gaining enough weight. She was back to her birth weight at 10 days but according to the nurse at the pediatrician she still weighs the same as she did at 10 days. We noticed though the nurse did not take much time balancing the scale and also recorded her height to be an inch taller than she really is. They wrote that she has grown an inch in a week which doesn't seem accurate so we wonder if the weight is accurate? I feel like the weight gain might not be a real issue (based on diapers I thought she was feeding well) but the pediatrician wants to see her again in a week and wants me to feed more frequently than every 2 hrs and told me to put her on one breast for 10-15, stop her and switch her to the other. I was always told that the baby need to "finish" the breast and not to pull them off in order that they get the good milk and is full.
I guess I just wanted to ask for your thoughts... This pediatrician has made me doubt whether my baby is eating enough or if I am even doing the right thing with her. I have lost all confidence. Everyone else I have talked to or watched me nursing thought the baby was latching on ok and that the baby was doing well and that babies just go through stages and cry sometimes at certain times of the day/night.