I'm a dad who's the proud father of an (almost) 3 week old girl.
She hasn't been gaining weight though. Our pediatrician has been horribly unsupportive and not very helpful at all in figuring out ways we can get her to gain weight through breastfeeding only.
birth weight was 7lb 6oz
upon leaving hospital weight was 7lb 1oz
2 day dr. visit she was 7lb 2oz
2 week dr. visit she was 7lb 1oz
we have since bought a scale and she's been consistently 7lb 2 oz
She's been having plenty of regular stools and wet diapers, she usually seems satisfied after feeding and she's not showing any signs of dehydration.
Our doctor's negative rhetoric has shaken the fragile confidence that me and my wife had as first time parents. I don't think we're doing anything wrong, our baby seems happy and healthy just not growing.
The only other thing I could think was that my wife had low supply issues. so I made lactation cookies, we bought malta, fenugreek and mother's milk tea. still we're struggling.
any thoughts or advice?