My son was born on Aug 10th. The doctor has me worried about my son's weight gain. He was born 8lb 1oz but lost due to severe jaundice while in the NICU at day 7 when released he was 7lb 3oz. On Aug 31st (day 21) he was up to 7lb 15oz.
I breastfeed and rarely give a bottle. If ones given it's only 1-3 oz and only when I need a break. He hasnt had one in 5 or so days now.
He is now refusing all bottles when I tried earlier today to get a break so thats frustrating in itself if he is starving. He sleeps after feedings well for 1-2 hrs, he is peeing 4-6 times a day and pooping every 1-3 days sometimes 1-2x+ a day if he stores it.
I'm still afraid he isnt getting enough because of the doctors comments on 8/31. They wanted me to give him a bottle after each feeding to fatten him up. I dont want to do that though, but what if i'm starving him to death? The thought scares me. She said his gain was unimpressive... Because he refuses bottles I was even considering giving him some solids already.