I've been relactating for 4 weeks now ... after 8 weeks of not breastfeeding at all (and only nursing her first 2 weeks of life). I've been working with a hospital LC, and lucky enough to have a baby who loves to nurse. My routine has been to nurse every feeding then supplement with a bottle (and pump occasionally) ... we've been doing this for a couple of weeks like this.
My domperidone came on Monday of this week (had been taking Reglan and was weaning down due to bad side effects). I'm taking 30 mg 3x/day. By Monday night, my daughter had started rejecting some of her supplement bottles. By yesterday, she was rejecting most of her supplement bottles. Today, she finally drank 3oz almost 24 hours since her last supplement bottle.
I've been nursing her like crazy (every hour during the day) because I'm worried that my supply still isn't really enough. But she's had lots of wet diapers and has even pooped twice in the 3 days since she started rejecting some of her bottles. However, I have a baby scale, and she has lost 3 oz during the 3 days.
How much do I need to worry about the weight loss if I'm satisfied with her diapers? FWIW, she's a 90% weight on formula, already 15 pounds at not-quite 4 months. So, my thinking is that I was probably over-feeding her on the formula, and her weight may drop a bit as she adjusts to a more normal breastfeeding calorie intake. Does that sound reasonable?
I'm not really sure how to get more supplement into her. She's spitting and gagging on her bottles when I try to give them to her, and also won't nurse with the Lact-Aid. So, should I just trust her? Any experience?