My baby girl was born last Monday, 5/21. She weighed 7lb 10oz. She was a repeat C-section at 39 weeks. I nursed her about 2 hours after she was born and nursed, nursed, nursed early on. I took more milk special formula the day of her birth because I wanted my milk to come in quickly (I've been taking it daily since). She lost down to 6lb 12oz so the doctor made her stay in until she stopped losing. Once my milk came in on Day 3, her weight started going up so we got to go home!!
She sucks, she seems satisfied, she never cries. She burps big burps and is having appropriate wet and dry diapers (5+ poops a day). However, she went to the doctor on Tuesday and was just 7lb. We had her weighed again today and she's STILL just 7lb.
-Nursing on demand or at 2 hours, whichever comes first (she's sleepy) through the day; 3 hours at night
-Pumping after every nursing session
-Mother's milk tea
-More milk special formula
What can I do? I know if she's not back to her birthweight by Monday that our pediatrician will insist we started supplementing with formula; I don't like that she's not gaining at all. I don't understand because she SEEMS so content and is having wet and dry diapers and is sucking and swallowing. Her latch seems good.
Our nearest lactation consultant is 2.5 hours away--would it be worth it to spend an entire day driving to see one? Should I just give up? I'm just devastated!!