My DS was born at 35 weeks and spent a week on NICU on cpap and iv antibiotics. I was very blessed that he was able to bf asap and the staff were very encouraging of kangaroo care and bf. I have been solely feeding him since birth and he feeds 2 - 3 hourly on demand for approximately 20-30 minutes each time but this last week, he has not gained weight
He is now 6 weeks old and weighs 6lb 10oz but was only 5lb 14oz at birth. Our HV advised me this week that his weight gain should be more than what he is currently doing and advised topping up with formula which i rejected. I feel that my milk supply is plenty and i have a good let down, he appears to feel well (swallowing heard, plenty of wet & dirty nappies) but he is soo tiny and scrawney... is this normal?? I've had people say their bf babies gained a 1lb a week!!!
After he has finished feeding, he is content and sleeping but generally he is a bit grumpy but i put that down to personality? I feel like ive lost some confidence at the moment and hoping that someone is able to suggest ways of helping him thrive
thank you x