Okay I had my one month check up yesterday. The doctor told me to supplement with formula each time I nurse. I'm thinking she was assuming that I have been nursing this whole time, but I've been pumping and giving him about 3 oz, but he has been known to drink up to 4oz and on occasion 5-6. She also said to feed him when he wanted to be fed, which I do, I don't starve him. Now I just don't think I should supplement him but my DF seems that we should. Good thing that I take care of the baby most of the time haha. I mean he hasn't had that bad of a weight gain. He was born at 6 lbs 3 oz, his lowest point was 5lbs 15 oz I believe, and he's now 7lbs 15.5 oz. It's not that bad is it? He's in the 25th percentile the doc said. I think I'll just make sure during the day I nurse him every 2 hours since he can go 3 hours without it. But at night he can sleep in 4-5 hour increments and I don't really feel like waking him up at night to get something to eat, but if it'll help him gain more weight than maybe I should? I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance that it's okay that my baby is not gaining too much weight. And I defiently will be on the look out of his diaper output now that I'm nursing him.
Thanks for the help ladies.