Iâ€™m on a nursing vacation right now. Andrewâ€™s weight isnâ€™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 isnâ€™t. The good news is that heâ€™s at least gaining weight.
His latch seems good and he seems to drain my breast well, so thereâ€™s concern that my milk supply mayâ€™ve taken a hit in the beginningâ€¦so we are doing everything we can to boost it up. In addition to taking 9 capsules of fenugreek a day, Iâ€™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 wouldâ€™ve preferred to rent from the much-closer Village Maternity but they didnâ€™t have any availableâ€¦until an hour after I came home from NW Medical Supplies, darn it)
Iâ€™ll be back for another weight check next week and see from there what to doâ€¦hoping heâ€™s at his birth weight by then. Until then, there isnâ€™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?