My dd was born on 8-23-06, she weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and lost about 3/4 lb the first week. She then got jaundice and we had to use a biliblanket for 8 days at home. She is now a little over a month old and only weighs 7lbs. 6 oz. Our pedi is supportive of exclusive bf-ing, but dd needs to gain weight, we have to take her in for weight checks every week. I'm afraid that when we go in on Friday, we will get the news that she again hasn't gained any weight. There are times everyday that after a feeding (on both sides) she is content for only 5-10 minutes, then fussy and the only thing that calms her is eating again. She has at least 6-7 wet diapers every day, and eats about every 1.5-2 hours, and cluster feeds in the evening. By midnight, she has drained me and still acts very hungry. On two occasions we have supplemented with formula after at least an hour of her crying from what we thought was hunger (and she drank the oz of formula in no-time!). I have pumped just to see how much milk I am making, and in the early a.m. I get about 1-1.5 ozs. on one side but as the day goes on it gets less and less. I drink Mother's Milk tea 3-5 times a day and today went a got fenugreek. I am planning on attending a LLL mtg tomorrow in my area...I am afraid I'm getting close to giving up - she just seems hungry all the time, I am feeding her on demand, but it doesn't seem like my supply is increasing and her weight isn't increasing either.
Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated.