New here... I have a 12 week old daughter, V, who is have weight issues. Let me start at the beginning....
Prior to her being born I read up on breastfeeding. She was born naturally (1.5 hrs after first contraction!!) and latched on right away. We co sleep and have since the beginning. She was born at 8 lbs 1 oz. her lowest weight on day 4 was 7 lbs 6 oz. she was up to 8 lbs 2 on day 16. Different scales at this point for each weight. Around 5 weeks she became inconsolable and started refusing the breastoccassionally. Before she nursed all the time however slept for 4 to 5 hrs at night. I didn't try for this it just happened. After I was close to a meltdown I called the lactation consultant at the hospital. At 6 1/2 weeks she weighed only 8 lbs 7 oz. I nearly lost it when I saw that number!! Her diaper count had changed slightly but I thought that was just because she had gotten older. The LC worked with me on breast compressions and pumping and was just wonderfully supportive. Two days later however no weight gain. We made the decision to supplement at this time. We ended up at 9 oz per day. I usually only pump 1 oz per day even with my rented hospital pump. 3 days later she was up 3 oz. we kept with the 9 oz supplementation and she gained 4 oz per week the next couple week which we were happy with. I added fenugreek and thistle and eventually reglan. My milk is definitely up. However after two weeks of cutting back to 8 oz she dropped to just 2 oz gain per week. At her two month check up last week she was 24 inches long and 9 lbs 11 oz. the pedi said to keep waking her up two times per night which I had started doing weeks earlier and as long as she gains not to worry much because she's doing great otherwise. At her weigh in yesterday with the LC still only 2 oz. I called the pedi and got the nurse who said the pedi said to up her formula to 12 to 14 oz and bring her in on Friday. If she was gaining well on 9 oz why would I need to give her 12? I called back but haven't heard back yet.
Her diaper count is 6 to 9 per day and she's generally very happy and seems healthy! If I hadn't been monitoring her weight I'd never know there was a possible problem!
I know there are more details that I'm forgetting. For now am I crazy for thinking that's too much if she was doing fine on 9 oz?
Thanks so much!!! I know this was long!