Originally Posted by Mamato3wild ponnie
Was your baby early? How many weeks gestation were you when you delivered? How long does it take for your dc to take a bottle? Thier is a type of bottle that Medela makes for infants/babies who have a hard time taking any type of bottle? It's called a Haberman feeder...What type of pump are you pumping with? Sorry for all the questions..but it sounds like thier are other issues...developmentally going on...or she went through a growth spurt and we need to increase your milk supply to meet the new demands that she needs....a bf baby should gain an 1/2 oz to 1 oz per day for the first 3-4 months...and wetting 6-8 diapers and having 4-6 stools...give or take 1-2 per day. She should also be taking in 8-12 feeds per day...is she doing that? Let us know and we can help you..maybe increase your supply and or getting the haberman bottle to assist with slow feeds.
She was 5 weeks early. The most she's ever eaten at a time is 3 oz. 2 or even 1 or 1 and a half is more typical. I haven't really timed her. She just eats little bits throughout the day, I give her as much as she wants. I'll look into the Haberman if she gets worse with the bottle. I have been working with a speech pathologist/craniosacral therapist on her sucking issues. I have a PIS and my supply is good (50 oz. per day), it's just that I freeze about half of it.
Her weight gain was at least an ounce a day until the past few weeks where it's been 5 oz. a week, then just barely 2 oz. this past week. She's over 3 months now so it could be that she's just naturally slowing down. I'm just thinking ahead in case it becomes a problem.
I've been skimming the cream on my excess milk this week and giving it to her, I'll see if that seems to help.