DS is 11 weeks. He started rolling over from his tummy to his back last week, he coos and aahs, smiles a lot, holds the "half push-up" position, is alert and attentive and is in 3 month outfits due to his long torso and legs. He's also started to come off the breast with a smile when he's done eating
But that damn scale:
4/13 Birth weight = 7 lb 13 oz (20 in)
4/16 3 days old = 7 lb 3 oz
4/18 weight check = 7 lb 8 oz
4/26 13 days old = 8 lb 1 oz (22 in)
6/13 Two months = 9 lb 2.9 oz (23 in)
7/3 11 weeks = 9 lb 11 oz
They were all on different scales, however he was naked in all of them.
So today then the doctor told us: "We have to get him back on his growth curve" <---this I have no issue with BUT... "Formula has more calories and fat than breast milk so it's better" "Just an ounce in the evenings mixed in with the BM and some water" "Don't worry, LLL won't come after you" "We had to do this with our kids, too"
I feed on cue. I let him nurse as long as he wants. He eats about 8 times minimum during the time I'm home (midnight-5:30 pm) and has a total of 6-12 oz of EBM in 2-3 feedings while I'm at work (5:30-midnight). We're still using the shield although in the past couples days he's been consistently taking my left breast without it at least once a day. With the shield I do feel "emptier" when he's done; he's peeing a LOT and his one-a-day poos are huge. I've been on and off pumping when he's done eating since I don't pump enough at work for his evenings (I only get 1 15ish min break for the 5 hours I'm there).
I really really really don't want to use formula. Like, won't use it. But what else do I do?
I sometimes wish no one had invented the scale.