I know that even a EBF woman has to feed her baby around the clock. I don't mind doing that or think it's the reason I can't catch up. I don't feel like I can catch up because I've tried just putting my LO to breast for a few days witrh minimal supplement and she's lost weight. Just this week she only gained 3 oz in 7 days. My Ped already showed concern over her weight gain this past month because she gainend just under a lb. I know Dr's are overly preoccupied with weight gain and that it's based on formula fed babies, but you can imagine what it feels like to think your baby isn't gaining properly. She may be a slow gainer, but I don't want to feel like I'm starving my child just because I want to EBF. I have been to an LLL meeting and I really enjoyed it, I can't wait to go back. Their advice to me was to just try and keep her on the breast as much as possible, which I do if my LO is willing.
That actually brings me to another question lidarln. How did you determine when you needed to give your LO a bottle because I sometimes worry that I am starving her because sometimes I think she's still hungry after a feeding and would probably take a bottle, but I can easily get her smiling and not acting hungry at all so I don't offer her one. I will shortly offer her the breast, she will latch on and suck and come off, sometimes I think she's hungry but just doesn't want to try to get/wait for a letdown. I just keep playing with her for a while and offer her breast. I keep going like this until she she eats. Am I doing the right thing? I know I should be using her output as a signal of wether she's getting enough, but two days ago she only had 4 wet diapers.
Thanks again to everyone, I really appreciate everyone caring so much about my situation.