Hi all, looking for tip or support during this rough patch...
This is my 3rd baby and my first 2 were also very small. My first, I needed to supplement at 3 months due to very poor weight gain. My second was always small but gained enough and was always satisfied so I was able to nurse until 12 months. Here is the background weights:
Birth 7lb2 oz
2 weeks 7lb 4 oz
1 month 8 lb 4 oz
2 months 9 lb 6 oz
3 months 10lb 12 oz
4 months 11lb 4 oz
He was 4 months yesterday. The past 4 days he has either been refusing the breast or eating very little then pulling off and aching his back. I know there is milk and he is hungry, I've pumped for a few days to increase my supply and have noticed a boost. His output is okay but not great. My concern is that he may actually be losing weight (I will have him weighed in 2 days). I find that his rib cage seems more prominent. He is not lethargic but he is not as content as he usually is. I don't really have a schedule he feeds on demand which is usually anywhere from every 1-2 hrs. At what point do I consider supplementing? I will hold out until he gets weighed again unless I notice a decreased output..