Baby boy had his follow up appt today to check his weight. He's now three weeks old. I supplemented him with the tube set up at the breast when he seemed unsatisfied last week, but he only seemed to need it once a day for the first two or three days, then it was back to exclusively breastmilk. He seemed satisfied, so I thought we were doing OK. Nope. He's only gained another 3 ounces; so he's still 7 oz. shy of his birth weight. Doc says he's gaining at a steady rate, but he's not gaining enough. I was told to supplement at every feeding.
I can't put into words how utterly disheartened and discouraged I am with the whole process. I've lost confidence in my ability to feed my child and in my judgement on how content he is and how well he's doing. I don't know what else to do. Half the time I can't seem to keep him awake to feed well, and he seems immune to all the little tricks. Night time feedings and the first morning feeding are the only ones I don't have to convince him to stay awake for. Doc's checked him for health problems. None. BF just doesn't seem to be working well for us. I feel so lost.