Okay, as you may have seen, my DD and I are having some issues.
She latches on, pops off screaming and then latches back on. Repeat this cycle for at least 30 minutes. I discovered by accident that by sticking through it and making her relatch over and over, that she eventually latches on and stays on. She will nurse for 20 minutes a side, and then take the other side - usually with no issues.
She was born at 6 lbs 14 oz, and we left the hospital at 6 lbs 7.5 oz. Her 5 day weight check was 6 lbs 6 oz. However, she dropped to 5 lbs 4 oz at her 2 week check up.
I spoke to a LC, and she was very concerned - concerned enough to insist on supplementation. Gia (my DD) has been given an ounce of formula after I nurse. I rented a pump today, and was able to pump an ounce between both breasts after she nursed. My DH gave her this EBM as her supplementation.
Is this a good amount to have pumped after a feeding?
She drank 3/4 of it, which leads me to suspect she is satisfied with the food that made it to her tummy via nursing. The LC is assuming - without having witnessed a feed - that my supply is low. We have an appointment with her tomorrow to get her assistance. If my supply were low, wouldn't she be wanting more than 3/4 ounce after she nurses?
Any suggestions for packing the ounces on her? I have formula here, and will give it after a feed if its necessary, but am hoping to stick to EBM. I'm offering the breast every 2 hours, pumping right after and then having DH give her the EBM in a bottle.
Anything else I should be doing?
Thanks so much in advance! I'm just so worried about her.