I'm new here. I have a 4 month old son who is exclusively breastfed. This week at his check up I learned that his weight has dropped from 30th to 10th percentile. His pediatrician suggested that my milk is not as nutritious as it should be and gave me 3 options: do nothing different, supplement with formula or start solids. I thought all if that was craziness so what I did was start pumping after most feeds, power pumping at night, taking More Milk Plus and I made an appt with an IBCLC. I had the appointment today and even though she was excellent, the outcome was inconclusive. She isn't even really sure if I have low supply but still endorsed my pumping/supplementing regime. My baby got 2.5 oz at the breast btw. The one thing that she wants to look into more is my thyroid- as I do have hypothyroidism that is well monitored. I take Synthroid and my dose increased during pregnancy from 100 to 150 mcg. At 12 weeks postpartum I was still on 150 and my blood results showed I was basically hyperthyroid so my dr lowered my dose to 125 and I'm supposed to be tested next week.
Does anyone have any thoughts? Especially about the thyroid situation. My goal is to ebf until 6 months and then bf til 18 months or so.