Re: Feeling desperate
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby!
I agree that getting your baby to gain 9 oz in 5 days is unrealistic. His slow start has to be taken into account. I'd rather see him gaining a healthy 1 oz per day and nursing than being stuffed extra-full so that he can regain his birthweight by 2 weeks.
If this were my baby, at this point I'd want to run out and rent a professional scale, one that is accurate to the 1/10th of an oz. I think a scale could do 2 things for you. First, you could get a sense of his day-to-day weight gain. If he's gaining around 1oz per day, no need to worry even if he doesn't meet the 2 week back-to-birthweight target. Second, with a professional scale you could do your own before-and-after feeding weights, just like the LC did at your office visit. That data will help you know whether or not your baby is getting a good amount when he nurses, or if the supplements are necessary. I know this will be a ton of work- believe me, I've done it! But it really can help you through the rough patch you're in right now.
What sort of pump do you have? How often are you pumping? And how does pumping feel?
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