Re: Weight Gain in 3 week old
Just want to add that if you're going to supplement, the best way to do it is to use your own milk. This means pumping after feedings, which you should be doing when supplementing anyways. Every time the baby gets a supplement and therefore doesn't nurse again as soon as he otherwise would, your body is missing the message that more frequent nursing gives, which is "make more milk". So you use the pump to stand in for what the baby is unwilling or unable to do. You would want to use a good double electric pump with correctly sized shields, and pump as often as necessary to gain the milk for the supplements you are giving.
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