Ped said she was fine with giving it a week. She said he looked perfect. Healthy, alert, and just a picture of health. I am going to nurse and then get him weighed on Friday. She said if he doesn't gain at least an ounce a day then she will want to do labs and see gastroenterologist. Heartbreaking!
Oh. And his poops, especially towards the end of the day, have been a bit greenish. Last night he had one with mucus. Can oversupply (foremilk/hindmilk imbalance) cause low weight gain? What about food intolerance? He's very gassy and seems in pain a lot. No spit up though.
Please help me. We nurse on demand. We nurse all the time. I really don't want to have to supplement. I just don't know how to figure this out. I'm so stressed and so upset right now. My heart is breaking. I struggled with supply last time and I finally felt like my supply was good.... oh and I'm already on galactagogues. I really really do believe my supply is adequate and that's the frustrating thing.
Adding some more info - watched his poops a lot yesterday. They are starting out yellow and then getting more and more green at the end of the day. Last night he cried and kicked at the breast for quite a while. Seems in pain? No spit up - ever. cannot pump AT ALL. I have spent over an hour combined pumping and have gotten less than a half ounce all together so pumping and giving him extra is not an option. I really don't know if the poops has anything to do with low weight gain. Neither of my other two had green poops but they gained slow, just not as slow as this.
I'm struggling to figure out if this is really my supply or him or WHAT. The output is just clearly there and that's what's so confusing. Block feeding isn't an option as my left side doesn't produce very much.