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Hmmm, I could look at this in a couple of ways.
First off, generally speaking, it is common, starting at around 6 weeks or so, for fully bfed babies to start pooping less often than every day. They can go up to a week, or occasionally even longer. Breastmilk is so fully utilised by the body there just isn't much waste.
But, if you are concerned that your baby is not moving milk well, because of continuing problems with latch, or perhaps, a milk supply that isn't up to where it should be yet, have you discussed this with your LC (is she IBCLC, BTW?)?
Normal weight gain in the first 3 mos is 4-7 oz/week, on average. (Up to 1 lb /week is seen.) So, 6 oz in 11 days is in normal range, you see.
If a nursing session does not go well, can you pump afterwards and give this milk to her in a dropper? How long does she stay at the breast? A longer session would mean more hindmilk intake, which is what you want for fat calories and weight gain.
If your supply isn't up to par, have you considered fenugreek?