I am hoping you can help me out. DD born last Friday, 7lbs 10 3/4 oz, dropped to 6lbs 10oz, then after neonatologist suggested supplimenting with formula after 20 min of nursing on each side to just get her weight up so she could go home with me on Tuesday, dr suggested continuing on Tuesday then stop and just nurse like crazy.
Ok, issue #1 her stools are not the yellow mustardy seedy looking, it is mucousy and greenish, but she goes nearly every diaper change. (I still have heck of time seeing the pee in the diaper. She is alert, color good, roof of mouth is moist, skin like it should be.
Issue #2, if the stools means she isn't getting the hind milk how do I make sure she does? I had been nursing in the cradle hold, but started today using the football hold as she seems to get a better latch and nurses tons better.
She gained only an ounce since Tuesday morning, then since yesterday when we weighed her this morning she lost .05, but that was before I switched to the football hold. How long does it take for your milk to catch up with positioning corrections etc....?
Thank you all for any help you can provide. We are not at a critical juncture yet, but I don't want to even go there. This is my fifth child and I have never been successful at exclusive bf, with last child (2 yrs ago) nursed for 4 months but had to suppliment the whole time as well.