I have a four month old little boy and 5 almost 6 year old twin girls
My dilema is with my son and here's some back ground..
Birth Weight 8lbs 2oz
6 Days 8lbs 1oz
2 Weeks 9lbs 1oz
1 Month 11lbs 9oz
2 Months 11lbs 15oz
4 Months 12lbs 3oz (Today)
After nursing him in the office 12lbs 6oz
My obvious concern is the 4oz in 2 months heres some background...
My son latched on perfectly from the get go and gained weight beautifully from the begining. At 7 weeks there was blood in his urine and after seeing a urologist and a nephrologist he was diagnosed with a low ph causing him to form uric acid crystals and that possibly one of those cut him and caused the bleeding, since then I constantly see the crystals in his diapers. But have not seen anymore blood.
For the first 3 months he slept from around 8pm to 5am. Now for the last 5 weeks or so he is up constantly from every 1/2 hour to an hour after midnight. He is not a comfort nurser, he doesn't nurse to sleep, doesn't nurse when he's tired.. During the day I feed him when ever he wants from 1 1/2 hours to 2 1/2 hours (sometimes longer after his morning feeding) He likes his pacifier and usually when he gets fussy at the end of nursing I give it to him and it comforts him along with him being over my shoulder. When he does seem angry at the boob I manually express milk to make sure it is there and I can still express milk so I'm not sure what his problem is?? My girls could stay on the boob all day and be happy, not him
We cloth diaper and he isn't a heavy wetter but I feel that they are some what wet (today I switched to a different cloth to hopefully get a better idea on how wet they are)
I feel that the blood in his urine caused me some stress and maybe affected my supply??? The dr said NOTHING about my breastfeeding him or anything, he said I could give him some cereal to help him sleep longer at night.
So here are my questions/concerns..
1. How do I know if I have a supply issue? I would think with a 3oz weight gain after feeding him that it is not that???
2. How do I get him to nurse more?
3. Should I get rid of the pacifier?
4.Do I feed him cereal?