Today-I took my ds to the dr. I had noticed he was fussy nonstop, had loud poopy farts, and was constantly arching his back and pulling off my breast. I thought he might have thrush or an ear infection. My gut instinct was he is not getting enough to eat, because his clothes started getting bigger on him.
I found out that my ds was losing weight and that I am having a low supply issue. His weight two weeks ago was 10 lbs 3 oz his weight today was 9 lb 13 oz. I felt terrible and had to hold back the tears at the doc office.
I guess my supply started to diminish when he started sleeping in his own bed. He would sleep 8 hours at night-and sometimes I had to wake him up at that eight hour to feed him. During the day he would nurse every 4 hours. On sunday I developed a clogged duct and I notice my milk was significantly decreasing as I would pump.
Yesterday when I noticed my supply decreasing even more and that he was getting increasingly more fussy I decided to start feeding him every 3 hours.
I just feel so guilty.
His dr wants me to nurse on each side for 15-20 min and then feed him 2 oz of formula. I want to nurse as long as he wants and if he is still hungry offer him some expressed breast milk. Then I was told to pump 10 min post eating. Any suggestions or words of encouragement would be appreciated.