My daughter was born 10 days ago (15 days before her due date), and the first few days she lost nine ounces. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces, and her lowest weight at four days was 6 pounds 6 ounces. Her ped said to supplement her with formula for three days, so she can gain weight since her weight loss was in the lower range. So, I gave her 1 oz of formula after every feeding, and I tried to pump in between. My pumping sessions didn't generate much milk, but when I did I gave her that. She gained 6 ounces over the weekend. Then, I stopped the supplementation, and five days later no weight gain, but no loss either. She has several wet diapers, but no poop since Tuesday! I was told to supplement again.
Three days prior, I went to the LC, and she said I definitely have milk. We worked to fix DD's latching issue, and I thought things were going great since then. DD was latching on better, and seemed to want to nurse all the time. I stopped pumping because she was nursing all the time and in all honesty I chose to get some much needed sleep as opposed to pumping. But, I am dumbfounded that my daughter hasn't gained weight nor has she pooped. I am trying not to throw in the towel, and have been very committed to nursing my baby. But, I am not sure I have enough milk or if I do, DD isn't adept at getting enough of it. Any advice from you ladies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.