I'm here looking for advice on what I can do to help my wee baby girl gain more weight. She's 5 weeks old, and was born at 6 pounds 11 ounces and dropped to 6 pounds 4 ounces at her lowest weight. At her one month appointment last week she was only 7 pounds and was off the chart
She is a happy baby, makes good eye contact and loves trying to hold her head up. She usually nurses at one breast until it's empty and then falls asleep, but she will sometimes take the second breast. We nurse every 2 hours during the day for as long as she wants and recently we started nursing 1-2 times in the night. (She slept 6-7 hour stretches from birth to 4 weeks and NOTHING woke her).
I do occasionally pump while she nurses so I have a small stash in the freezer.
For her to get back onto the chart, even in the 2nd percentile for a 2 month old, she has to gain 2 pounds. I'm very frustrated because I know this isn't likely to happen. Short of putting weights in her diaper, I am at a loss for what I can do to help her gain weight. She's meeting developmental milestones, she nurses to contentment and isn't overly fussy but the ped wants her on the chart.
My DS was also a slow gainer, and I was bullied into putting him entirely on formula at 2 months (I was told my breastmilk was worthless) so I was hoping to avoid the same thing happening this time around. Any advice is greatly appreciated!