Re: fussy hungry baby
Christine asks a good question on diapers and a very good link.
Also, in the early weeks, mom makes more milk than necessary to ensure baby gets enough while mom and baby practice and get the hang of nursing. Then, sometimes babies get used to the relative ease of getting milk in the early days, and when supply actually evens out to where it should be, they are annoyed they have to work for it. But they typically soon learn that the milk is indeed there, and they just have to work a bit, and stop fussing over that. When you are having slower letdowns in the evening, just plop down somewhere comfy, relax with your feet up, and let her cluster feed, switching back and forth as necessary. This is excellent for supply.
I plotted your babies weights on the WHO chart for breastfed girls, and really, mama, it looks like she's doing ok. She's not falling off the charts at all. It's scary to hear whatever %ile as a number, especially if you think of it like grades in school where below 70% is "failing", but babies can be healthy at all sizes. When you look at the graph of where your DD's weight is, it really doesn't look so drastic. But if you're still worried about the weight gain, you could always try to fit in more feedings, that never hurts. cht_wfa_girls_p_0_6.jpg
mama to a little raccoon, born under the full moon, Nov '11