Hello LLL ladies, sorry this is a bit of a long post!
So I have a problem. I have been EBF my DD since her birth in June and all has gone reasonably well with a few little hiccups. However, I am now completely at a loss and don't know where to turn.
We had our monthly check up with our pedi this morning and I left feeling utterly demoralised. I thought my DD was gaining well but it turns out last month my pedi made a mistake when weighing her.. she added on a whole kilo (just over 2lbs!) meaning that DD had lost weight. This month she has gained but not much. We have started solids 2 weeks ago and all is well. She take a 4-5oz bottle whilst at DC and I nurse her once (the DC is at my work). At home I nurse her whenever she starts to fuss.
So here's my trouble... I have milk! I really don't want to start supplementing as the pedi told me to this morning. I feel if I supplement that'll be the end to our wonderful BFing relationship as it was with my DS 4 years ago. With DS I struggled on BF and suppplementing for 4 months before giving up BFing. I'd hate for the same to happen this time round.
Please help ladies as BFing is such an important thing for me to do for my LO and I have managed to get to 6 months! I'd love to get to a year without any formula.
Thanks in advance.
Almost forgot, here's a run down on DD's weight gain
3months 11lbs 7oz
4months 12lbs 5oz
5months 11lbs13oz (a loss of 8oz but dr initialy put down 14lbs! DD also wasn't too well at 4.5months old - chest infection and vomiting)
6months 12lbs 6oz