Without typing a novel, I will try to explain my situation.
DS was born at 6 lb 6 oz, at first ped visit 3 days later was 6 lb 0 oz and the next week was 5 lb 13 oz. Was told by Dr to supplement. Went to a LC (not by ped recommendation, of course) and wasn't that concerned since most babies lose a portion of their birth weight, and I did get fluids at delivery. We did a couple of weighted feedings and she said that he had a great latch, but was only getting about half an ounce. In both instances, he had eaten about an hour beforehand so I am not sure if these were great examples. I went back to LC at two weeks and he had only gone back to 6 lb 0 oz. She told me to supplement, so I have been giving him between 4-6 oz per day. It kills me, but he was 7 lb 3 oz at his 3 week weight check.
I have been trying desperately to up my supply so that I can cut out these supplements. This includes fenugreek, placenta pills, increased water intake, pumping MANY times per day, as well as feeding every 2 hours at least. This is, of course exhausting and depressing.
I recently found out that DH has been giving the baby formula behind my back. I feel devastated even more so that I already was, since I thought things were getting better because WE were doing better... not because dad was sneaking bottles. Breastfeeding has been a constant fight since we brought DS home and I think the stress and tension is an additional reason that I am having supply issues.
-He is having sufficient wet/dirty diapers
-He does NOT seem content after feedings often, and cluster feeds at night (which I have tried to explain is normal but DH has been sneaking bottles when I am in the shower... which makes me feel that I can't even shower now)
-I have a Medela Symphony and pump after every feeding, and sometimes in between.
Please help me.