My baby is 4 wks old and still hasn't gained back his birth weight. He does have GERD, and his older brother also had GERD. Older brother ate only enough to survive and my milk supply dropped, so with my new baby I bought a Medela Double Select and pump 2-3 times a day opposite him eating to try to keep an eye on how much is being demanded/produced. In the am it's about 3 oz (one side) but by night it's down to 1 oz. His GERD gets worse at night.
I was told to stay away from milk, and I have been trying to watch my protein sources carefully, but lots of people keep questioning my milk quality, as well as my supply. I really want to BF, but am worried. Since a veggie diet is naturally lower in fat than a non-veggie diet, might I be producing milk that is too low-fat for my baby? I've been a veggie since 1997, and will eat meat if my body really craves it, but without a strong craving I can't digest meat well and always make myself feel sick. I know my body has plenty of fat stores it can burn, but how can I know my milk is good enough for my baby?