My 2 1/2 week old is a few ounces under his birth weight. I met with a lactation consultant today said she noticed he had a tight frenulum which may be the reason I feel some discomfort when he latches and why he's not up to his birth weight.
My LO's pediatrician says not to worry just yet and that if Tuesday she's sees he hasn't gained weight she would consider supplementing.
The lactation consultant suggeted that I pump after each feed and give him that milk in addition to what I'm nursing, but I don't want to deal with oversupply or nipple confusion.
My gut tells me I should go with what my doctor says, but in the back of my head I hear what the lactaion consultant said.
Also has anyone delt with clipping their LO's frenulum?
After meeting with the lactation consultant, the good thing that came out of the meeting was that she showed me how to get a better latch. So hopefully this will make a difference in how quick he gains weight, but on Tuesday I'll have the doctor look at his frenulum.
Thanks in advance for you advice.