My OB says I'm feeding my baby - who is three weeks old - plenty with my milk alone - apparently my supply is enough. The pediatrician says that even though he is gaining weight that she doesn't think I am producing enough for his appetite. Both said to keep track of his diapers, but how many am I actually looking for?
I feed him on demand, usually every 2 hours - sometimes 3 hours at night or every hour during the day. When I do this I am getting 1-2 poopies a day, and usually between 4-6 wet diapers a day. The same amount was seen when I tried supplementing with breastmilk I had pumped - but I was only able to expel an ounce every couple of hours. However - when I tried supplementing (formula) as suggested by the pediatrician I changed the same amount of poopies (2) - but got 8 wet diapers.
So what do you guys think - is he eating enough? How many diapers should I actually be looking for?
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