I have greatly enjoyed the support all of you have provided me, and to be honest, if I wasn't absolutely convinced that "breast is best" I probably would have changed to bottles already
. However I (personally for us) feel that breast is best, so with all your support and the support of those I keep close we have been working at it for 6 weeks now. Well tonight I got him to take 7 oz from the sns!!! And the last time I pumped (just got done) I got 2.5 oz!! Which for this time of the night is awesome for me. So I think that I will take into consideration what the midwife said, but also to make things easier for myself and my 4 other kids I am going to "tweak" it a little. I am going to nurse every 2 hours (drop the pumping except when needed) pumping before for at least 7-10 minutes to empty them, put it with formula into the SNS and see how long I can get him to nurse. To see if that stimulates my boobs a little faster and then he will be getting a little more supplementing at each feeding than what my midwife requested.
PatioGardener- I am questioning her scale too since he looks like he is heavier than that. I would love to rent one, I just have no clue where to start honestly.
daddyofthree- I misunderstood your post earlier, but after reading the newer ones I understand it now. However I would like to let you know that his circumference of his head has never been of concern, its just his weight. His head has continued to grow just fine. He has hit all the milestones (discovering hands, rolling over, smiling, laughing and is starting to show interest in his feet) so that is not too big of a concern for me at the moment. But I do understand where you were coming from with that concern, and appreciate your thoughtfulness