I’m on a nursing vacation right now. Andrew’s weight isn’t quite where the pediatrician wants it to be.
Birth = 6lb 13oz
1 week = 6lb 3 oz
2 weeks = 6lb 5.5oz
3 weeks = 6lb 8oz
Every baby loses weight in the beginning..but then starts gaining, and they like to see about an ounce a day gain. He should be back at his birth weight now but he isn’t. The good news is that he’s at least gaining weight.
His latch seems good and he seems to drain my breast well, so there’s concern that my milk supply may’ve taken a hit in the beginning…so we are doing everything we can to boost it up. In addition to taking 9 capsules of fenugreek a day, I’m now pumping after every feeding and also supplementing him with an ounce of pumped milk after each feeding. I was also asked to switch to a hospital grade pump — so I went up to Northwest Medical Supplies this morning and rented a Medela Symphony (I would’ve preferred to rent from the much-closer Village Maternity but they didn’t have any available…until an hour after I came home from NW Medical Supplies, darn it)
I’ll be back for another weight check next week and see from there what to do…hoping he’s at his birth weight by then. Until then, there isn’t much time for me to be able to leave the house due to the pumping. I really admire those moms that exclusively pump—how do they have time to ever run out and do errands?