So DS had his 2 month check-up today. He still hasn't cracked 10 pounds. Everything else looks good. He wets enough. He's alert and starting to smile and coo. He's grown an inch and his head circumference has increased. He even eats every 2 hours; we'd finally started to see definitive breaks between feedings! He seemed content and happy most of the time, though he's not much of a napper. In short, I thought we were doing well; but that thrice-cursed scale!!!!
Birth weight: 9 lbs 1 oz
First check up: 8 lbs 4 oz Ped says supplement. Tried, wreaked havoc on BF. Stopped
Two week check up: 8 lbs 7 oz Ped says supplement again, every feeding this time. Tried, nearly wrecked BF. Stopped. Got new ped. Rented a pump. Pumped after every feeding to boost supply. Created F/H milk imbalance and possible OS on left side (also has an OALD). Stopped pumping.
Follow-up at 1 month with new ped: 9 lbs 0 oz. Birthweight!! Given OK to EBF
Today, 2 month check up: 9 lbs 13 oz Asked to supplement by new ped. (For the record, I do trust our new ped's judgement. He's not the type to intervene unless it needs to be done.)
What am I doing wrong? I'm feeling completely disheartened, discouraged, and disappointed with myself. I tried listening to my "mother's intuition" and it apparently is wrong. Now I don't trust myself. Why can I not do this? I was hoping to avoid formula this time around, but it looks like that's not going to happen. Any suggestions? Part of me is very ready to give this up as a lost cause.
Mamma to: DD (02.2010) and DS (08.2011)
We cloth diaper and are new to baby-wearing.
Learning to trust my instincts and turn off my scientifically-trained brain!