Hi all, I am at my absolute wits end atm. I this is the second child I have breastfed, my first now being 18months and I fed her till 8months when my milk dried up due to pregnancy. After initial latching problems with her, breastfeeding was in general pretty smoothly so I expected this one to be just the same.
My baby is now almost 3months old and has not been gaining very much weight at all for the past month or so (only 2oz this week) and despite being seen by numerous health visitors and paediatrician no one seems to have any idea why or what I should do. I have in the past had OALD though I managed to fix that by around 1month and now just feed 1 side each feeding. She feeds every 2hrs from 5am till 7-9pm (depending on her bedtime) and has a feed around 12-1am at night so roughly 10feeds per day.
The latest thing I have been advised to do is to express in between feeds and use that to top her up after each feed but when I tried this the feed after I had expressed she just fussed the whole time and barely had anything. She had 2oz after doin that which I didnt think was a huge amount. Please can someone help give me an idea of what I should be doing, I really dont want to have to stop breastfeeding. plus that would be just as hard as she also has a milk allergy
Sorry if I have rambled a bit, I'm rather stressed about it all atm, having just spent 5hrs at the hospital and come away with nothing.