At birth our daughter weighed 6 lbs 15.5 ounces and when we left the hospital she weighed 6 lbs 13 ounces. When we went to our first doctor's appt at day 10 she had not gained any weight since she had left the hospital and in fact lost weight. She weighed 6 lbs 10 ounces. Needless to say, visions of a starving baby entered my mind and I felt terrible... She is now two weeks old and I spoke to the lactation consultant at the hospital and she said not to time feedings and to allow her to eat as often as necessary for as long as necessary.
It appears she is constantly hungry. She will feed for about an hour, and then she will be hungry a half hour later. She has at least three poopy diapers a day and at least 6 wet ones too...I feel like during the day I am constantly nursing her... During the night she will sleep three to four hours before waking up to be nursed. At first I was worried I had a low milk supply because she was nursing for such long periods of time and wasn't satisfied for very long but now I just think I wasn't feeding her as often as she needed? I am still overwhelmed.
My fear is that when we go to weigh her on Monday she will still be losing weight despite the fact that I am nursing her all the time during the day... Has anyone else experienced this?