I have looked at this site a lot in the past and found it very helpful, but this is my first time posting. I would appreciate any advice or support. At my daughters 4 month check up she had only gained three ounces in one month. The Dr. wasn't too worried, he just recommened feeding her more frequently (every 2 hours) and waking her at night. Prior to this Dr. visit she had been eating every three hours during the day and going 4 to 6 hours at night in between feedings. We will take her back to the Dr. in two weeks to be weighed again.
I was feeling OK about the new plan, but while pumping yesterday and today it seems my milk supply has diminished. Now I'm a little more worried.
I work four days a week, but go home at lunch to nurse. My daughter doesn't love the bottle, she ususally takes 1 to 3.5 ounces. I pump twice at work and usually get around 4 ounces per session. We're now trying to get her to take 2 ounces every two hours from the bottle while I'm at work.
She was 6.11 at birth, was up to 7.4 at two weeks, 9.0 at two months, 10.15 at three months and 11.2 at four months.
She has at least 8 wet diapers and about three poops a day.
I also had a bad cold over the weekend, but still nursed as much as I normally would. She didn't get sick as far as I could tell.
Is this a "normal" pattern or should I take extra measures? Thank you very much.