Hi and THANK-YOU for any help! I am desperate!
Here's my situation. Baby is almost 2 weeks old. Is not gaining weight properly -was 7 '10 at birth and now is only 6'13. I have talked to my ped who said its normal (?). What confuses me is is he has LOTS of wet diapers - about 8 a day - and dirty diapers too - 2 to 4 per day. If I didn't have the scale (which I know is correct, its a $3000 scale, my dh uses it for work) I wouldn't be worried. I can def tell he has lost weight, his face looks skinnier,etc. I have started supplementing by spoon feeding him breastmilk, which is a pain, but I can't risk using a bottle was my son had severe nipple confusion and I ended up exc pumping for him. (That's another story.)
I have done before and after weighs at feedings and he is only getting about 3/4 to an oz out! Sometimes less. He seems to get more when I do breast compressions.
I KNOW my supply is not low, as I am able to pump aLOT after feedings - several ounces worth.
Is it possible he simply can't get the milk out very well? His mouth is very small and I have very large and flat nipples. the hospital lc basically said my nipples make bfeeding harder but not impossible.
I'm wondering if I'll have to EP again. I really don't want to but I will if necessary
We go to the ped this week.
I wenr ahead and ordered a lact aid. I called to order and spoke with the inventor's wife and she was incredibly informative and friendly.
Thanks for any advice!