Hi everyone. This is my first post to the forum, I've found other posts very useful, but not quite been able to find something relating to what's happening with my baby. (I'm not sure what all the acronyms are yet!)
She was born 7lb 5oz 2 weeks overdue (induced - looong labour), and for the first few months seemed to do really well, weight-wise. Then at her 2 month check, she'd dropped from 50 centile to 25 centile, I was sent away to feed her longer each time, which I thought I did, but at 3 months she had dropped to the 9th centile. I'm now really stressed about the feeding, as to keep up her weight I've been feeding her every 3 hours through the night. Anyway, in the last few weeks, I noticed that she doesn't want to feed when awake. The following happens: she gets distracted, or she gets upset and turns away, or she tries to poo (that's been happening since birth), or she falls asleep. So I'm feeding her when she's drowsy about to sleep or waking up from a nap.
She gets another weigh in tomorrow, but even if that has worked, it's not sustainable! I've found the local groups too busy to get help with my specific problem. Not sure the latch has ever been great - recently got tips on how to improve it but can't train her if she never feeds when awake! I also have an overactive let-down which I have to pull her off the breast when it kicks in. Feeding 'uphill' doesn't work and it's not practical to express before every feed.
Help! Any ideas would be appreciated. I don't want to switch to formula - besides, she's not that good taking a bottle either!
Current weight at 12 weeks was 11lbs.
Do I just ride it out until she weans? I would like more than two and a half hours sleep in a row at some point before then!