Hi, my name is Cindy. I am new to this site, but I'm really impressed by it. I think it's great that there is a forum dedicated to those of us who are nursing.
Anyway, back to my question. My son is 10 days old. He lost weight at birth, which I know is normal. The issue is he isn't gaining it back. He isn't losing, but he isn't gaining either. He eats every 3 hours sometimes for 10 minutes, sometimes for 30. He has good output. We have had him to the doctor's a couple of times to monitor his weight. She assures me that he is setting his own way and there is nothing to worry about, as long as he's maintaing and not losing.
I feel very sad about it and question my decision to breastfeed. I really really want to do it and know it is the best for my baby, but I want him to gain weight and know that he is getting enough to eat.
Has any of you experienced this? Should I supplement with formula? What would you all do?