This is my third try at b/feeding. I was unable to the first two times, basically because I had very little support at the start and gave up. So this time, with baby #3, I am determined. Even after having to wean her OFF of formula due to some issues she had at birth.
I am working now, I have a great pump and all that. But I missed some signals of her wanting more it seems and at her four month checkup on July 5th, her weight was low. I explained to the nurse that I felt like the baby wanted more and I didn't trust my own intuition. I felt really bad and she told me to go ahead and increase the amount I was feeding her and see if it helps. We are supposed to go back on the 19th for a "re-weigh", but I am terrified that it will still not be enough of a gain and that they may tell me to quit b/feeding and switch to formula.
Since I am working, hubby is home with the kids and he is very supportive, my job is okay with me pumping (I have an office, so I just close the door). I was looking for ideas to increase her weight, etc... But I feel like I am hearing "stop b/feeding" from others outside of hubby. I know the doctor's first concern is the health of the baby, but I really want to continue b/feeding, seeing as how I have never been able to keep it up this long. It really helps me bond with her when I am home (I only b/feed when I am home...no bottles at all).
Any suggestions? So far I have been feeding her like crazy and made sure to increase how much milk she gets when I am at work. Drinking lots of fluids and all...anything else I can do?