Re: Slow weight gain..3wk old
Hi mama, congrats on your new little one and on your VBAC!
From your description, it sounds like your DD's nursing is on track, but the fact that she's not back up to her birthweight yet IS concerning. I strongly recommend that you find an experienced lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC, who can help you in-person with an evaluation to help you figure out what's going on. A baby who's nursing well from an established milk supply should be regaining weight faster. The current research is saying that under 6 weeks, the second-best way to gauge intake is whether baby poops every day. The first best way is the scale. So assuming the weight checks have been done correctly (naked, same scale, measuring from lowest weight, not birth weight), both of those indicators are saying your DD isn't gaining enough.
I recommend you meet with the IBCLC ASAP, preferably tomorrow, to try to get a jump on this and have something to talk about with her docs. Supplementing with pumped milk in the meantime is not a bad idea, particularly if you can get it to her through a breastfeeding-supportive method (syringe, cup, SNS).
Some other things to think about: is your milk in? how do you know? is DD happy/content?
And keep us posted!
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.