My 7 week old (born at 37 wks) was on the low end of weight gain, so I rented some scales and have been monitoring his intake.
I've noticed a few odd things. He only wants to eat 6 or 7 times per day. He often only eats 1.5 oz. He totals about 12 oz per day. I thought my supply must be low (i'm never engorged, never feel full, and he often sucks without drinking, making it seem like there's nothing there) - so I started pumping several times per day. I can usually get between 1 and 3 ounces after he eats - which I've been offering to him and he usually takes (some of) it. So, why isn't he emptying me himself? I'm doing massage and compressions, he seems to latch ok - I have no pain except on initial latch.
Any ideas on how to get him to work a little harder?