My son was born 5 weeks ago. At the time I had a biological daughter who was 22 months old and still nursing. She weaned while we were gone for 2 weeks picking up her brother, and he took over my milk supply. It's gone great. I was able to nurse within about an hour of birth and we haven't had to supplement at all.
From the beginning he was a gassy guy. Lots of burps and farts. It has slowly gotten worse and worse though. He is now up a lot in the night in pain and is often grunting and straining while awake or asleep. He's now stopped pooping unless he is assisted with a little glycerin enema. We've only done so a couple times, but he is always so happy afterward and sleeps great. That is until it's been about 12 hours and he's in pain again.
Our pediatrician thinks it's a milk supply issue, or that perhaps he's not getting enough hind milk. I'm not sure I agree. He seems very content with the quantity and I know from all the pumping I've done to make this work that my milk is pretty fatty. Dr. recommended some pedialyte which I don't want to do as well as breast compressions while he's nursing which I will gladly add.
Could it really be a supply issue if he's gaining and doesn't seem hungry? He was born at 38 weeks and weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz at birth, 6 lbs. 5 oz when we left the hospital, and is just over 9 lbs. now at 5 weeks.
I'm just really upset about this right now. I've worked so, so hard to make this possible and be able to nurse him.