So my 6mo ds weighs just over 11lb, from just over 7lb at birth. I've tried heaps of things to improve weight gain, too much to detail here, and have gotten heaps of good advice already from you wonderful ladies! We are also getting some test done via our doc to rule out medical issues.
What I'm wondering at the moment is if maybe he's not getting enough hindmilk. (I don't have an oversupply and he does have green poops at the moment, but I think that's due to a virus.) I switch sides a lot when nursing - leftover from when I used switch nursing as a technique to get sleepy baby to keep nursing (it worked well then but he's not sleepy any more). So maybe 3-10 minutes on one side, switch to the other for the same, and prob back again, sometimes not, sometimes a few times back and forth. Repeat in 1-3 hours. So both sides are getting some action but maybe block feeding would help? I am on domperidone, blessed thistle etc because at one point we worried that my supply might be low - not sure that was ever the case, but staying on it all now because I don't want to cause any problems - supply seems fine now, but might block feeding lower my supply? I guess that's my main concern. And if block feeding is a long shot in terms of how it might or might not help... well, I don't want to potentially mess with my supply for a long shot, you know?
Am I grasping at straws here?