I have not posted on here often but when I did a few months ago it was due to OALD and reflux. I have seemed to resolve these issues. I thought everything was hunky dorey till my daughters 4 month check up apt. A month prior she weighed 14.5 but at this apt. She weighed 14.3. Up until then my daughter had been gaining weight like crazy. The pediatrician acted like I had been mistreating my own baby and made a big poduction of me needing to get her weight up. I was supposed to supplement with formula or solids but when I got home little miss did not want any part of a bottle.
I called the pediatrician back asking what to do and she said formula feed exclusively then...GASP! I realized we weren't on the same page and went to a lactation consultant. After feeding her, my daughter showed she was getting only 2.4 ounces but I should also mention my milk let down twice and that hardly ever happens. My milk letdown takes forever to happen and I'm lucky if it happens twice. In the middle of the night it never happens. If I try very hard at night it has taken up to an hour before. (I do realize some women don't feel their letdown but I have always felt mine. It used to hurt actually.)
The lactation consultant told me to come back in to pump. I did and with my milk letting down twice was only two ounces. This lady said that was enough and I should give her solids to have her gain weight. I tried solids once and decided I wasn't again because I didn't think that was the answer.
So I started nursing every two hours and sometimes every hour. At night I tried to wake my daughter but my milk would not let down. So at night I began giving her a bottle. She started taking it so I began giving her 4 bottles of 4 ounces a day after BF. I've gradually lowered it to 2 bottles of 3 or 4 ounces because the bottles have caused an angry nurser. I'm taking a lactate vitamin and empty after I feed. Its been a month now and my supply doesn't seem to have gone up.
I've got an apt tomorrow with the pedi to talk about reglan and check her weight. I feel so lost on what to do and really questioning the advice I've been given. Any thoughts or advice? I really need it because I'm close to giving up.
Wet diapers are very close to 5 if that many. Dirty diapers are once weekly. I can't say if she is fussy because she is hungry because she has been a high needs baby from day one. They have said she has colic and reflux. She has been on reflux medecine but I took her off it after a month and she now seems fine.