I hope someone can help advise.
DS was born 3,46 kg , went down to 3.36 and at 2 weeks was 3.43 ...at 3 weeks was only 3.56 and the LC was concerned that he wasn't putting on enough weight. DS had tongue tie and bad latch which was corrected at 1 week old - latch is now good, nipple pain has gone.
So, LC advised as he only put on 130 g to pump after first morning feed (at which I usually get about 100 ml - does that mean he's not actually drinking enough at his feed) - and feed that to him at night - after a feed to top up. However, he always seems hungry - during the day especially - the only time he seems to settle after a feed is when he's had the top up from the bottle - otherwise he really doesn't want to sleep in the day. At night he seems to settle down and sleep ok, say between 10 and 6am.
Is 130 g really not enough? Also, today at 3pm I fed him both breasts and he fell asleep tim and time again, so then I gave him 40ml in a bottle of pumped and he drank it all - and then I pumped and found I had around 60-70ml in my breasts - so why was he not drinking that ? Is he getting enough from me? Is his latch good but still not getting enough?
My DD who is now 2 breast fed easily and put on so much weight and was chubby very quickly - she only ate for 10-15 mins at at time but i feel DS feeds so often and so long, but isn't gaining. I'm confused, emotional, feel like I'm letting him down etc etc. I go back to get him weighed on Weds - I am sad that I can't just breastfeed him though - I don't want to pump and give if I can hep it - but it looks like I might have to.
Am I doing any damage to him long term if he only gains 100-130 g a weeK? If so I obviously will do something about it. Also my DH is large / tall - 100kg and 190cm and I am also 176cm and 65 kg normal weight.......so he's surely not destined to be small?
Have talked to DH and he is just supportive and says I'm doing a great job - doesn't seem to understand, and Mum seems to think I"M worrying over nothing Please help! Thank you !
Ps I"m taking 3 x 3 fenugreek per day - I don't think I have too little supply if I am able to pump that much?
Thank you again!