I have a beautiful DD who will be 1 in a week and a half. We have breastfed the whole time; she was supplemented in the beginning (extreme blood loss had my milk nowhere to be found, and she was jaundiced, etc.) but with much hard work we booted the formula and got on boob only after a week or so.
She has had one bottle of formula since, about a month ago (food poisoning had my supply tanking with no back up in the freezer, and after a straight week of her nursing every hour at night I gave in...I just had nothing. We're pretty much back on track and haven't had to supplement since.)
I also have watched my supply drop as the months have continued; I have PCOS and got my period back at 4 months PP and every cycle I seem to be able to pump a little less at work. I've been worried that she's not getting enough the past few months; she's been night waking more frequently than before. But I know a gazillion things can contribute to night waking.
I pump anywhere from 6 to 10 ozs at work, depending on the day/place in my cycle. With solids, I know this should be fine...she's hit an miss on the solids, but is slowly getting better with eating. When I'm home with her, I nurse, and she *seems* satisfied, but she was also never one to really get super cranky if hungry, so it's tough to know for sure.
All this to ask about weight gain. When I took her to the doc for her 9 month checkup in early January, she was 20lbs 10oz. Right in the middle, percentile-wise. I took her in today because she has, it turns out, RSV (poor lamb!) and she weighed 20lbs 13oz.
I'm a little freaked that in two months she only gained 3ozs! Is this normal? I'm going by when she was smaller, and they looked for so many ozs/week, etc. That, combined with my worry over my seemingly dwindling supply, has me worried she's not getting enough.
Do any of you ladies have input? Sheesh, you think it gets easier after they hit a year but I'm fretting like I was in the first few weeks! (And oh, I'm a first time mom, if you couldn't tell )
Any input would be greatly appreciated!