I have a 9 week old and she isn't gaining weight. I feed her on demand, but I don't think she's getting enough. She cries of hunger all the time. I feel like my boobs are deflated and empty at times. The doctor wants me to supplement her with formula. I really don't want to cause the stuff is groos and stains clothing horrible. I was thinking of rice cereal but I don't want her to be constipated. I tried to get her to feed more often to stimulate milk production. I don't want to pump cause it hurts. I drink lots of water and eat regularly. I'm taking her back in a few days to have her weighed and measured, but iin the last month she has not grown at all.
I feel like my body is failing. I constantly hear from so many other moms that everyone can breast feed, milk doesn't just "dry up" etc but I feel like it is drying up.
Update:: Went to the doctor today and she had gained 4oz.. Doc would like to see her gain five a week, but isn't terribly worried. gonna continue to only breastfeed. I been taking fenugreek pills and drinking tons of water. I've spent the last few days nursing her often (almost every hour) I feel more milk is being produce and she seems more content. Thanks everyone for the great tips!