Hi my ds is 15 weeks old and is breastfed on demand with a 2oz and 1oz top up which is supplemented at the right breast. The reason for supplement is because he had weight loss after birth 8% of birth weight and at 3 weeks he had not gained any weight and still hoad some jaundice. So I was told by everyone (including lactation consultant and pediatrician) to top him up. I was very reluctant and would only give him a small amount of supplement as I did not want ds to prefer syringe feeding to breast ( started supplementing at breast from 7 weeks).
My ds did not like my right breast, was given the advice to just feed on one side and there is a lot less on this side and slow let down. I managed to reduce top up to 3oz in 24 hours from 5oz but now I can't seem to be able to reduce the amount further. I think I am scared and if I reduce the amount to just 2oz ds is irritable the next day. Also if I try and drop the 2oz to 1oz ds crys for more and will not latch on left side with good supply.
Feel like I have had an increase on the left side in the last few days, was ill for 8 weeks and feel this hindered my milk supply.my ds weigh gain is as follows:
Birth: 7lb 5 oz
4-20 days 6lb 11oz
27 days 6lb 15oz
4 weeks 7lb 1oz
6weeks 7lb 13oz
8 weeks 8lb 10oz
9 weeks 9lb 4oz
11 weeks 9lb 14oz
14 weeks 10lb 10oz
My ds feeds roughly every hour in day and every 2 at night, have to wake him as he would sleep straight through if I let him. Ds has been sleepy from the start.
If I can boost my right side (low supply) then I should be able to exclusively breastfeed and ds should continue to gain weight.
Any help or advice to help me achieve this would be fantastic.