Hi, just joined, and can really use some help: first time mom here.
A little back ground: my daughter was born 7lbs 12oz 20 inches long.
She is 3 months old, and 4 days and on Monday, August 6th, she weighed 11lbs 10oz. Lactation consultant said she is not getting in enough calories and to supplement with formula. I tried several times and only once or twice did she accept the formula..she basically hated it. I doubted myself thinking my supply was low. I was taking progestin only birth control pills and not feeling like my let down was as fast as it normally was. My daughter would suck for a few minutes, sometimes several before getting milk and actually move her jaw up and down. She would sometimes get fussy and mad when milk would not come out. After her weigh in, I was more scared than ever so I started Fenugreek capsules and went off of my birth control pills. Milk supply seems to be doing better. Now, I am dealing with what I am assuming is teething or a growth spurt. My daughter for the past 4 days has not pooped. She seems fussy, irritable, uncomfortable, and just plain ol miserable. At times, she is happy content and her normal self. I have been giving her colic calm for her gas and lack of bowel movements, and I have been giving her hylands teething gel. She is constantly gnawing at her hands and yesterday she was fussy on the breast..I assumed she was in pain. She has never pulled away and screamed so much while trying to feed her. Well today seems to be a little better, she is sleeping more soundly...actually going on an hour nap right now, and has been eating fine. Still gnawing at the hands and drooling like crazy but I gave her some gel and some colic calm. Any advice as to what this may be? I don't know what to make of it...usually when she wants something she gets it and is happy...this time it seems like the last 2-3 days there were times when she fought to eat, fought to sleep, fought to do pretty much anything unless you walked around with her on your shoulder. Last night she had a crying spell non stop for about 15 minutes..again this is not like her. What do you ladies think? Growth spurt? Teething? abdominal pain? blockage? I am driving myself crazy trying to figure this out...and my lactation consultant recommends formula..I want to EBF and that is that. Any suggestions for increasing milk supply, etc would be very appreciated. Thanks so much in advance!