dd2 has been having trouble gaining weight. She was gaining very quickly in the first month. But then her weight gain started getting less and less. Her dr. wasn't overly concerned as dd1 is a very lean child, but has suggested I bring her back in 2 months.
We have started solids and currently I'm doing BLW (she generally has 3 meals a day and no infant cereal, she gets meat instead). We have been having trouble with have regular bm's and I've been giving her things like prunes regularly ( i tried prune juice but she's refusing the bottle of seringe that I'm using). I'm currently trying to bf her more frequently as well. I'll offer it every hour and a half if she'll take it.
Some of the problems that we're having is that she won't stay on the breast very long. She has an older sister and another little girl I babysit that is far more interesting than nursing. I try to keep her on the first breast as long as I can. I try massaging to help her get the last milk but once my let down is done She won't stay on the breast. Instead she wants the other one. I'll offer the other breast and again she'll drink until it's slowed down and that's it. Even if I offer her the first breast again, she's done and won't eat anymore. I really want her to gain more weight for the next dr.'s appointment but no idea on how else to go about it. Does anyone else have any suggestions?