I'm a little frustrated because of our 1 month check up yesterday. 10 days ago my DD weighed in at 5 lbs. 3oz. We have to go in for frequent weight checks because I was induced at 37 weeks 2 days because she was growth restricted in utero and only weighed 4 lbs. 12 oz at birth. I have EBF for the first month, with the exception of one day where I supplemented because she wasn't peeing. Yesterday, she weighed 5 lbs. 9.5 oz, which is a 6.5 oz gain in 10 days. That's almost 2/3 oz a day which is what I was told was normal. The doc wants me to supplement four times a days with either EBM or formula. I really don't want to do formula but I am not able to pump enough to supplement and keep up with feedings because she feeds so often. I'm just extremely frustrated and don't know what to do. What is normal weight gain? If she's gaining and have enough output do I really need to supplement? It almost makes me want to give up.
The doc mentioned feeding and pumping after four times a day but I worry about oversupply then??? And that just takes more time than I have right now. I just don't know what to do?