Re: Breastfeed @ 2 weeks old and not gaining much weight
There are many reasons why an otherwise thriving infant does not regain his birth weight by week 2, however usually good breastfeeding management can make the difference. I see that you are feeding every two hours, so that is 10-12 times a day, right? and you are waking him at night to feed?
Sometimes the baby's birth weight is inflated due to mom being on IV and therefore baby is filled with liquid at birth and he has to pass all that out of his system.
sometimes different scales are not calibrated correctly, so that can account for a difference too. Rather than topping off a nursing with formula, which has drawbacks, see if your doctor might permit you to go three more days of exclusive 10 - 12 nursings per day and see if your LO gains .5 to 1 ounce per day.
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