We just had a well baby check, and I am freaking out.
My ped is fantastic, and did not even mention supplementing, just wants to keep an eye on him. But - she did not know that he only gained 1 lb. The 6 week visit was with my midwives and I was so distracted that I forgot he weighed 10 lbs then. Yesterday he was only 11. He barely grew any inches too, but I'm waiting for my MWs to call me back with that info.
I thought he was fine - he's strong and happy, hitting milestones, but he is and always has been a terrible nurser. Terrible. Super lazy. I thought until yesterday that he was getting what he needed, and just quickly. But now I'm thinking he's just getting enough to not be screamingly hungry. He sleeps a ton. 6-8 hours overnight, with loooong naps. He wakes up, has a qucik nurse, then likes to play then sleeps. He's totally a schedule kid, completely unlike DS1 who loved the boob and wanted to nurse all the time. He was skinny too, but tall and active, so it was obvious that he was eating and just putting that into inches not #s. But this baby is not doing either...
The ped suggested we bottle feed BM for a bit, esp since I'm going back to work anyway, and to monitor how much he took.
Woke for the day at 7am, pumped 2.5 oz. Baby nursed from the breast for a few moments, did get a little milk, then spit me out as usual. Took the full bottle.
Nursed a little before his 8:30 nap, but not sure if he got anything, he was toying with me.
Pumped 1.5 oz at 11:00. Had to wake him at 11:30. Refused to nurse, but took the bottle and seemed like he wanted more. Fussed at the breast again, did not take any milk. Seemed crabby for a bit, then back to happy baby.
He doesn't seem starving.... but he hates to nurse. Since he took to the bottle, I'd be fine with pumping, but only 4 oz of output in 4 hours???? I'm wondering if his lack of interest lowered my supply slowly....
Anyway, I'm pretty much just venting. I'm going to keep BFing until Monday when I can talk to my MWs and the ped.... but I so want to give him some formula right now, just so I know he's getting some food.
I have been crying all day, so worried that I've stunted his growth.... feeling so bad that I thought he was such a good baby for sleeping so much and for eating so efficiently. Now I wish he demanded the breast,
Seriously.... I might just give him formula to stop the worry.... trying to get through the weekend, but I feel so awful.