So I've been on here for advice before by reading posts, but this is my first time posting. The biggest issues is my daughter is gaining weight real slowly, average 2-4oz a week. She was 7lb11oz at birth and at 3 mos just barely hit 11oz (with clothes and diaper). I go to a breastfeeding support group once a week to weigh her, so each week she has gained about 2-4oz. She doesn't cry much, seems to be full and content, meeting milestons, just so tiny still. My first daughter was much bigger at this point.
Here is the basic info:
- We started off with low supply (did pre/post feed weights)
- started taking domperidone to increase my supply (also used with first daughter 3 years ago)
- for the two weeks I was building my supply, we supplemented with formula and she did seem to spit up and be uncomfortable during that time (diary issue?)
- I've since been able to EBF with 1 bottle of BM a day - during the middle of the night feeding since she was always falling asleep at the breast then
- When I pump to replace a feed I get 4-6oz. When I pump in the MOTN feed after 4-6hrs I can get 8-10oz - so supply seems good
- spits up a ton! On meds to help with reflux, but not sure really helping
- doesn't spit up much after a bottle, just after bfing
- often spits up an hour or two after bfing and it is then partially digested milk
- when bfing and sometimes with bottle, a lot of milk spills out of her mouth - often
- gulping during letdown - sometimes
- clicking noise - sometimes
- pulls on and off - often
- gassy, cries, straightens legs - often
- eats 6-7 times in 24hrs
- 1-2 major poops a day
- poop is yellow but often mucousy and sometimes very watery
Her 4 month dr appt is in 3 weeks and I'd like to find out as much as I can before then and hopefully either fix what is wrong or be able to ask the right questions of the dr.
What can this be? Seems like I have symptons of a lot of these - overactive letdown, refux, and maybe tied to allergies? Doesn't look like a tounge tie from what I can see. Possible lip tie.
Any advice is so greatly appreciated.