My baby, who will be 5 weeks on Thursday, is not gaining weight as expected, according to the nurse. Therefore she told me I must supplement BF with formula. She scared me a bit, I have to say! She already suggested me giving formula some weeks ago, and I gave the baby formula milk a few times, but then I spoke to other specialists and they told me my baby's weight curve was OK so no supplement was needed. This time I'm not sure what to do.
My baby's weight at birth was 3160 g, then she lost 100 g which is normal, and now she's 3540 g. She pees a lot but doesn't pooh regularly - last time was some 10 days ago, but then that time she produced three dirty diapers within 12 hours.
As background info I'll say that the birth was perfect, quick and natural, but the placenta would't come out so I went through a little intervention after delivery, during which I lost 2 l blood. I recovered quicly and felt fine almost inmediately after. But I'm afraid that loss is making my milk too weak. Else, why is my baby not gaining weight? I'm BFing on demand, which for her means almost constantly. She has a good sucking technique according to all specialists who have seen her.
I'm afraid if I start giving her formula my milk production will decrease and also she will eventually reject my breast because the bottle is easier. But she definetely needs to gain weight!
What do you think about this whole situation? Thanks.