Re: 10 week old lost weight at last visit
Mama, I would stop the bottles if possible. In the long run, breastfeeding straight from the tap is a zillion times easier than expressing the milk and bottlefeeding, and if you can manage it it's unlikely that you will ever have a problem with milk supply. I would also find another pediatrician, one more supportive of and knowledgeable about breastfeeding!
Here is a link that might be useful: Help -- My Baby Won't Nurse!
Tips on pumping more:
- See a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC. Nothing beats hands-on help.
- Pump more frequently. When I had supply problems, I pumped every 2 hours during the day and every 3 at night.
- Use the best pump you can afford. I used a hospital-grade rental pump.
- Use breast compressions while pumping.
- Herbs: fenugreek, blessed thistle, and oatmeal are all used to increase supply.
- Drugs: Reglan (available in the US) and Domperidone (Canada) are anti-nausea drugs that can increase milk supply as a side-effect. Both have additional side-effects and are not right for everyone, so talk to your LC and your ob or midwife before taking them.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"