First time mom here and I'm a little confused and discouraged.
My daughter was born 18 days ago weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces. She came home weighing just 6.7 pounds. I've been feeding her a lot, some days for over 2 hours at a go. We've had, in general, at 4 mustard poos a day (yesterday we had 6), though some changings the diaper is green. At today's weigh-in she was only 7.8 -- the doc said ok but not good enough and wanted me to supplement w/ pump and bottle.
I'm not opposed to that but I still feel like I'm failing my girl. I thought she was a marathon or frequency feeder as she wanted to be on the breast for hours yesterday. Now I'm scared I'm just starving her. Latching is still a struggle -- sometimes it's perfect, other times it hurts, sometimes it's pain free but her lips aren't curled out (does that mean a shallow latch?). I can't say that I always hear her swallow during feedings.
Complicating matters, I am only feeding on one side due to radiation damage on the other side. Is it unfair to try to do this with one breast?