Re: Completely lost and ready to quite!
When you go to see the specialist- who I hope is an IBCLC?- she'll likely do a weigh-feed-weigh measurement on your LO. Those can be informative- if baby gets several oz of milk in the LC's office, you know she's capable of taking in an adequate feeding. But single WFW measurements can be misleading, because the average feeding may be a lot better or a lot worse than what happens in the LC's office. One thing that really helped me, when I was trying to figure out whether or not I needed to supplement, was to bring a professional scale home with me. I did WFW measurements for every feeding for a couple of days, and that enabled me to gain a a much more accurate portrait of her daily intake and her per-feeding intake.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"