I posted a couple of weeks ago about slow/no weight gain. DS is doing great. He's gaining, growing, and even his countenance has changed! I added 2-3 feedings per day and also 3 servings of solids per day. It took him a couple of days to get used to eating that much, but he acclimated to his new schedule well. Except, the last few days he has been even more distractable than usual and seems overall less interested. Now I'm at an impasse on whether to fight him to eat or follow his cues (keeping in mind that following his cues is what created problems for us in the first place because DS is SO laid back). What do you think? How much should I try to "push" food?
Also, in the instances where he refuses the breast or only eats a little, should I pump and wait 2 hours until his next feeding, or just offer again in 30 minutes or so? For example, today he has eaten twice already, then had some oatmeal with applesauce. I tried to offer him the breast at the two hour mark from the last feeding and he ate for a minute or two and now is completely uninterested. I'm afraid if I don't pump, my supply will start to dwindle, but if I do pump then DS will have too much time between feedings. What would you do?