I feel like I've heard conflicting opinions about oversupply/too much foremilk possibly causing slow weight gain. Some say that no, oversupply wouldn't be the cause of slowdown in weight gain because foremilk still has plenty of fat to allow good growth. But I met with an IBCLC recently who said yes, too much foremilk could cause slow weight gain.
I'm feel confused about where I am, supply-wise, and what could be the reason for my daughter's slowdown in weight gain. I know I had oversupply earlier and block nursed to help with that. Now I'm back to her taking one breast per feeding in the mornings (switching from nursing to nursing - no longer blocking) and then sometimes offering both breasts as needed in the late afternoons. However, she often can't even finish one breast in the mornings. Does that mean I still have "oversupply"? If she's having yellow diapers and doesn't seem pained or uncomfortable (beyond pulling off at let down, etc) should we just carry on as we are and not go back to blocking?
Her weight gain had been consistently averaging 1oz per day. However, the past two weeks it has slowed way down (2.5 ounces per week). She's 10 weeks old today. Good wet diapers and usually multiple poopy diapers per day, mostly yellow with occasional greenish ones.
I'm confused why this would be? I obviously have enough milk and she was able to transfer efficiently at the IBCLC's office (48 gram gain from nursing one side). Is she just not taking in enough (thoigh her diapers are good?) since lots of her nursings are just one side? She nurses a bunch - over 12 times per 24 hours. Some are very fast feedings where I know she doesnt take much. However, I'm offering a lot of those without feeding cues, so I really don't think it would help to offer more often. I think I'm maxing her out as it is.
She was 6lbs, 13oz at birth and was 11lbs, 3oz today.
Thanks for any thoughts!