Because of all this I have been keeping diaper counts and consistently he has 7-10 wets and 2-3 bms daily(sometimes green, sometimes yellow). He is very active and meeting all milestones. He does mini push ups, rolls both ways, sits wo support, babbles, is alert and engaged, and can stand with support.
The dr is sending him to an ENT and then is going to do some blood work.
Our dr is very uneducated about breastfeeding and ONLY cares about charts and numbers. He is gaining consistently, just not as much as his ff counter parts. She just keeps repeating that he is falling off the charts. My mom went with me to the appt and when the dr mentioned formula, mom made the joke "Good luck with that! He refuses anything but a boob!" Also when she mentioned formula, I told her is we needed to supplement I have a freezer full of milk. She stopped talking then and said she was referring him to an ENT. She also seemed to insinuate that I was lying to her. "Well if what you say is true then he should be gaining well..."
We also went to the breastfeeding center today and she was pushing formula too! He ate about an hour before we came and she wanted to do the weigh, eat, weigh thing. While we were there he ate 3oz off one breast. I offered the second but he was full. The LC was claimimg that he wasn't eating enough. I said that he looked and acted satisfied and she said that he was used to being hungry.
I really needed some encouragement and support. Its really hard hearing a dr tell you your child isn't thriving, even though I know he is. It made me feel like such a bad mommy. I feel like no one is supportive and everyone just wants me to give him formula but I don't want to.
I know I have a good supply (hubby and I went on a date a couple of weeks ago and when we got back 4 hours later, I was engorged). I just don't know why he isn't gaining...