I wish my hospitals had IBCLCs and not just LCs.
My babies always lose weight in the beginning, like the maximum that they want to see babies lose. However, as soon as my milk kicks in (thankfully with my last two babies it came in on day 2), they always, ALWAYS gain back. They are always OVER their birth weight by the time we hit 2 weeks old lol. They always throw the word 'formula' around, even the LCs, when my kids start hitting that 10% weight loss mark. I allowed it with my first not knowing better and that helped contribute to a lot of issues that ended up making us just give up completely (again, I didn't know better how to fix our issues). With my second, I had to be rude and tell them no, that if they felt like he needed more, I'd be willing to pump and supplement between feedings with my own milk (just to shut them the hell up lol). This time, I'm just basically going to say STFU without actually saying those words. I'm telling the pediatrician and LCs right away that my babies ALWAYS lose a lot of weight from birth but gain it back AND FAST as soon as my milk comes in. That I won't be using formula and I don't give a sh*t what they say. They are not dying, they are healthy, they are fine.