I'm a first time mom to baby Lolly. She was born at 35w1d and weighed 6lbs 8oz. At day 3 she was down to 6lbs1oz. At day 7 (yesterday) she was at 6lbs 3 oz. so we're headed in the right direction. I had fluids during delivery.
She was jaundiced and we were pressured to supplement which we did with a syringe & cup for 4 days (about 10ml after feeding at the breast).
Lolly is a lazy eater and often has to be cajoled to keep sucking for more than 10 minutes. I can usually keep her going for 20 with some prodding (annoying her, changing her diaper, blowing on her, etc).
Her poops are ok.
Day 2: 4
Day 3: 2?
Day 4: 2
Day 5: 6
Day 6: 8
Day 7: 11
Today: 3 so far at 1 pm
I'm flipping back & forth between thinking we're doing great, and worrying that she's not eating nearly enough. Our pretty-laid-back pediatrician seemed a little concerned by her one week minimal gain. I don't want to ignore a problem, but also kind of feel like everything is fine. Yesterday she ate so great & I was feeling really confident, but today she's being lazy again & I'm talking myself into seeing a problem.
I could use someone talking me back into sanity. Or suggesting solutions...?