Yesterday I went to my pediatrican for a normal check for my 4 month old son and found out that he had lost weight since the last check (at 3 months). Up to now, he had been following his curve and gaining enough weight. He has a lot of saliva and is drooling a lot. Could he be teething?
The doctor suggested that I give him a supplement at night so that I can make more hindmilk at night so he has a big feeding around 8am. His arguement is that my son isn´t getting enough sleep to grow (he only sleeps around 4 hours between feeding). I´m scared that if I give him this supplement, I won´t be able to meet his needs in the future. I don´t know what to do. Letting the milk collect in my breast isn´t going to give him more hindmilk, is it? Won´t my breast stop producing milk at night because my son isn´t drinking it? My pediatrican also suggested leaving more time between feedings so that my son gets more. I have been reading a lot of the posting and what I read here is the contrary. More feedings more milk. Help! I´m confused!!