ok, well I guess i was feeling relieved a little too soon. took DS back to doc today for his circumcision and he's lost weight since last saturday. Since he was born, his weight has been:
8/14- 1231am- 10lb 11oz
8/14- 12pm- 10lb 5oz
8/17- 10lb 5oz
8/18- 9lb 14oz
8/22- 9lb 13oz (after fasting for almost 2 hours)
*I should note that all the weights were taken on different scales...
And, to date, we have only had one large poop... bigger than what babies this age typically have. So, doc says he isn't too worried about his health, but that he'd feel better if he was gaining weight and pooping. His pee diapers continue to be full and frequent. So, I don't know what I"m doing wrong. Doc says i need to supplement with 1.5oz and every other feeding. He seems to think DS isn't getting enough of the fatty milk. I feel so defeated and deflated... i have no idea what to do. Right now, I nurse as often and as long as DS wants. I only switch sides once he unlatches from the first. I don't ever get engorged or feel full, so I'm not sure if he's completely drained one side before I move him on to the other side. But, it's usually after at least 10-20 minutes that I switch him. During the day he nurses at least every two hours (though today he's especially sleepy because of hte circumcision), and at night i feed him at least every three hours. I'm going to start pumping after each session, so I can supplement at the next session. What else do I have to do?
After I had DD, i struggled with breastfeeding and ended up nursing AND pumping for 9 months while supplementing with formula. I can't do that again. Now that I have two kids, I can't do the nurse/pump/supplement thing... it was a full time job. I really want this nursing thing to happen...but sometimes i feel as though it's one disappointment after another, and I don't know if Ihave the emotional reserves to keep going through this.