A Bf baby can lose up to 10% of birthweight...so 10 oz is not bad to lose. 2 oz every 2 hours is perfect, but pumping doesn't show supply. A Bf baby needs 24-30 oz a day total no matter the age. BUT the main way to know your baby is getting enough is to count diapers. if your baby is under a week old then its one diaper per day of age, if baby is older than a week its 6-8 wet or messy diapers a day. nurse on ONE side for as long as baby will nurse before swicthing sides, no timing. Offer the breast every 2-3 hour during the daytime and every 4-5 at night, if baby doesn't act hungry before then.
Come by the breastfeeding moms group, we can help alot...my son is 27.5 months and I had bad info and stopped BFing with my older 2 kids. Before swicthing to formula theres TONS of things to do to raise supply. Bf babies take 2-4 weeks to get back to birthweight depending on how much they lost. See a Lactation consultant ASAP
at 10:06 PM on Aug. 3, 2009