Hi Ladies! First I want to say YAY!!!! I MADE IT TO THE INFANT FORUM!!!!!!!
So, I'm not worried, but a little curious about my son's weight gain. Since I started back to work last week, I've pumped every 2-2.5 hours and typically get between 2.5-3.5 ounces per session. Before this, I assumed i had a lower supply due to my son not gaining or pooping for the first few weeks postpartum. I supplemented a bit, but was able to get him off of it. Now, we're only on breastmilk.
I'm assuming because of how much I'm able to get while pumping that my supply is far more normal than previously thought (yes, yes, I know... i should have listened and trusted you guys more than I did). But, my son still isn't gaining as much as he "should", if 4-7oz per week is average. He's gained about 11oz since Oct 17th. On that date he was in the 88th percentile and now is in the low seventies. Any thoughts? He was 3 months yesterday. All diapers are wet, usually most saturated in the morning. He's been pooping consistently every six days. We have started cosleeping. He's latched almost the entire night after work. I really don't know what to do. I def don't want to EP to ensure adequate consumption, but don't know if he's transfering enough milk. No pain from latch, though nipples are sometimes blanched.
Any thoughts? Again... not worried... just curious....