The hospital where I delivered has a weekly breastfeeding support group. You strip the baby down to a clean diaper and weigh the baby, then feed the baby and weigh again so you can see how much milk the baby got. (My daughter got exactly 2 oz today)
My baby was 6 lbs 7 oz at birth on 10-29-07. Due to some initial latching issues she went down to 5 lbs 12 oz in the hospital. She DID get back up to birth weight by 2 weeks.
Now at 9 weeks she is 8 lbs 13 oz (she was 8 lbs 15 oz after feeding). The LC at the support group said she is not gaining enough. My pediatrician said 1/2 to 1 oz per day is normal.
There have been several weeks where she has gained 6-8 oz per week. This past week she only gained 5. When I do the math and average she seems to be ok. Her 2 month appt is on Monday.
What do you all think? This LC always goes on and on about how cute the "fat" breastfed babies are in the group. My baby is alert, happy, and wets and soils the correct # of diapers.
When I do the math and say 6bs 7 oz from 7 weeks ago to now she is right at an oz a day or a little under.
Please let me know your thoughts. I am worried about my daughter. I am beginning to wonder if this breastfeeding support group is helping me or hurting me.