Our pedi is really just not worried about my baby. But the IBCLC I've been seeing at the health department is a little.
I want to try to put some weight on her, but how do I do that?
She's 4 months and 12 lbs, 14 oz. She mostly just plays with a bottle nipple. She has good output, but she's just gaining so slow. One week, she only gained 1.5 oz. I can really only nurse her well in her sleep.
Should I offer a bottle of expressed milk after a couple of feedings? She's never taken more than 2 oz. from a bottle. Sometimes I think she's got the hang of it but then she doesn't. Should I just try 2 oz. a few times a day?
Also, the IBCLC has me feeling like I don't know my baby. I wait for her feeding cues. She will be really seriously mouthing her fist and just be antsy. And I'll realize it's been a little while since she nursed so I'll offer. I'd really like her to eat every 2 hours, but they told me that's too often, but then they don't really like her weight gain.
She will fuss at the breast if I can get her on there alert and will suck and pull off, suck and pull off, and will sometimes pop off when my milk letsdown. She resists even being held in the nursing position, so I can't do nursing up hill where I recline.
So all those little feedings make me feel I should offer more often.
I'm dealing with too many issues here!