Our baby is 9 days old. She weighed 6.6 at birth, and was at 6 when we left the hospital. At the last doctors visit two days ago she was down to 5.12 and we are concerned.
She sleeps approx 22+ of 24 hours and I have to wake her for each feeding. She has learned to latch on well, however after a few sucks she falls asleep and then I have to spend the next hour trying all the wake-up tricks in order for her to nurse. I tickle her feet, use a wet wash cloth, strip her down to her diaper, etc. Still...she sleeps. The doctor advised us to add an ounce of formula to her diet after each feeding (with a cup or eye dropper) so that she can build some strength and energy...however that is also a challenge as she is constantly sleeping.
We are nervous and frustrated. Any advice is appreciated.