I took my four-month-old in for a checkup today. His height, weight, and head circumference have barely gone up from the measurements taken a month ago.
He's EBF; we aren't planning on introducing solids until he's six months old. His eating havbits haven't been consistent. Last week, he was going 4 hours between meals. Yesterday and the day before, it was only 2 or 3 hours.
He still has about 8 wet diapers per day. He was only pooping once every 2 days (a big, messy poop), and within the last week it's become 2 very small poops every other day.
The doctor that I saw today (not my son's usual pediatrician) told me to pump exclusiely for a week so I can monitor how much he's taking in.
I tried pumping just now (it's been two hours since I last fed him) and I got a few drops from my left breast" (it took 1.5 minutes to feel a "let-down), and 1 oz from my right (it took ten minutes for the milk to stop flowing, and I never felt a "let-down" although I felt a tugging in the left breast after a while).
I don't know what to do. The doctor said I may have to fortify his milk or supplement with formula if he doesn't grow fast enough.