My 5 week old has had a hard time gaining weight. After losing about a pound and a half by the 2 week check up, the pediatrician asked me to supplement with the breast milk I had stored from my days of engorgement.
After two weigh ins, she was gaining about 1.5 oz/day. Today at a follow up appt, she had only gained 3 oz. This was very disturbing The Dr. recommended nursing and supplementing with 2oz of formula after every feeding. I am fearful that my milk supply will dwindle down to nothing and I desperately want to breastfeed exclusively!! Any advice?
Day 4 7.4oz
2weeks 2 days 6.8
3weeks 2 days 6.13
5weeks 2 days 7.0