Let me start by saying I'm a FTM, have a history of anxiety and had a breast reduction 10 years ago so was always concerned about my ability to BF.
DS was born on Sept. 25 and has has slow weight gain since. We last saw our pedi at 2.5 weeks and he was happy with his weight gain, but told us to keep weighing at the BF clinic to ensure good weight gain.
Here are the numbers:
Birth weight: 8 lbs. 14
Day 3: 8 lbs. 0.5
2 weeks: 8 lbs. 11
3 weeks: 8 lbs. 15
4 weeks: 9 lbs. 4
5 weeks: 9 lbs. 7
Weeks 3-5 were all on the same scale, naked.
DS is now 6 weeks (we will weigh again tomorrow), smiling, having awake periods and generally a good baby. He has 6-9 wet and 2-5 dirty diapers a day. We nurse on demand 6-7 times a day for ~1 hr. He has been sleeping more and more at night recently.
Should I be concerned? Or is my FTM anxiety just getting to me?
I am taking fenugreek, blessed thistle, oatmeal, and lactation cookies.
Thank you for reading!