We've had lengthy trials and tribulations in our attempt to breastfeed
At 5 weeks out my son is not back to his birthweight yet. We have seen an LC and I though we had gotten the issues with latch ironed out, we were finally making progress on just breastmilk. His current schedule is on demand, every 2 hours, plenty of wet diapers (10-12 a day) and he has yellow seedy poops every 3 days or so(doc said this is fine). But even with the increased feeding schedule, he still dropped half an ounce, and what's more telling is that he hasn't actually really gained significantly in a week despite eating what seems like constantly.
I wonder if he has a weak suck, which has then in turn told my breasts "hey we don't need that much" which has led to loss in production.
When I called the LC she was at a loss as well, I've tried fenugreek and mothers milk tea (gross), she said she would call me back in a bit with ideas but honestly I'm not sure I'm going to hear back from her as its been several hours. My doc wants me to try reglan but I'm not sure how to address the underlying issues of his latch/suck. We see the ped tomorrow and I'm sure they will want him back in formula.
I'm trying hard not to give up but I admit I'm at my wits end, I just want my boy to gain weight and be healthy.