Re: Doctor wants me to pump only, not nurse.
All I can tell you is what I would do in your situation and that is to continue doing exactly what you are doing. Docs do look for baby to be back to birth weight by 2 weeks old, but your little man is not too far off that, and at the rate he is going- with the good # of wet diapers, nursing time/frequency, happy baby- I'd say he is well on his way. Differences in the scales or the state of undress could account for a few ounces here and there. You might try offering more frequently if you want to try to up the weight gain to avoid conflict with the doctor, but honestly from your description it sounds like you are both doing great!
I would be concerned about your doctor's quick jump from "not quite back to birth weight" to "stop breastfeeding" and then setting you up for a switch to formula. Any chance you could find a more breastfeeding friendly pediatrician?
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