My 4-month-old EBF baby only gained a few ounces from 3 to 4 months. This is, of course, worrying me greatly. He had previously been gaining close to a pound a week and he doubled his birthweight by 3 months (went from 8lbs at birth to 16lbs at 3 months... now he's 16lbs 2oz at 4 months).
A few other things happened shortly after he turned 3 months. He went from nursing for 10-15 minutes to around 5 minutes. A few weeks after that started, I got my period. In hindsight, I probably should have been pumping after feedings, but I thought he was just becoming more efficient. He also started waking up 3-4 times a night, whereas before he was only up once or rarely twice.
I'm trying to feed him every two hours during the day to increase my supply and get some calories into him. But often, he just doesn't seem interested. He'll suck for a minute or two and then pull off. So our feedings during the day rarely last longer than 5 minutes and I feel like he can't be getting that much milk. Any ideas? I can't figure out if he's distracted or just not hungry. Should I try spacing the feedings out longer?
I'm pumping after each feeding to up my supply, and I can usually get at least an ounce after he's fed, so I know there's still some milk left in there. Any other tips for increasing my supply? Please help... any advice you could give would be much appreciated. I'm just a bundle of stress right now.