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What are some other options

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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My daughter just had a followup appointment today and she has only gained 3 ounces since last week. The doctor wants me to supplement with formula but I don't want to. What are some other options?
Birth Weight 5.10
Discharge 4.15
2week appt 5.05
I am 10 years post breast reduction, producing some milk, I get nothing but drops when I pump. Dipar count is great just concerned with the lack of weight gain.
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Ptitchou
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM
You can supplement with pumped milk.

But how are her diapers? Developmental milestones? Three oz in one week isn't terrible. How old?
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Clei420
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM
I don't get anything when I pump. She is having normal diaper counts. She's 2 weeks old.

Quoting Ptitchou:

You can supplement with pumped milk.



But how are her diapers? Developmental milestones? Three oz in one week isn't terrible. How old?
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JadeTigr7
by Crystal on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM
If you don't want to give formula then don't.

Just keep nursing and watching dipes.
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nocalmegan
by Bronze Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM
If her diapers are normal I wouldn't think you would need to supplement at all.


Quoting Clei420:

I don't get anything when I pump. She is having normal diaper counts. She's 2 weeks old.



Quoting Ptitchou:

You can supplement with pumped milk.





But how are her diapers? Developmental milestones? Three oz in one week isn't terrible. How old?

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jackiewal10
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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Your first option would be to find a new pediatrician who is breastfeeding friendly.  A 3 oz gain is kind of low, but not awful.  But the fact that the FIRST thing this pedi said is "supplement with formula" sends up a big red flag to me.


ceckyl
by Kyla on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM
3 oz is fine gain.
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jjchick75
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM

3oz in a week just fine, no need to supplement!

Precious333
by Group Mod-Julia on Apr. 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Is it 3 oz from lowest birth weight or from original birth weight?

Personally it doesnt look like you need to suppliment. If you are concerned seek advice from an ibclc.


Quoting nocalmegan:

If her diapers are normal I wouldn't think you would need to supplement at all.




Quoting Clei420:

I don't get anything when I pump. She is having normal diaper counts. She's 2 weeks old.





Quoting Ptitchou:

You can supplement with pumped milk.







But how are her diapers? Developmental milestones? Three oz in one week isn't terrible. How old?


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oliver92
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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I would think you dont need other options if you are not having an issue with ebf and diaper output. Every baby will gain at a different pace. Find a ped that is bf friendly and not going to try to get you to supplement w formula every time you go in.  my son born 9.6 lost and gained and weight just bounced back and forth, we ebf for over a year. He is severely anemic and takes iron drops and meds when he is low. But, he started out in the 100+% range and now at 3 is only in the 36% range. My first 10.3 at birth, ebf for over a year and on supply of mostly bm until after 2, gained and gained, even today is over the 100% range.  Every child is different, keep up with your ebf and watch diaper output. Sounds like you are doing fine!!!

gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Apr. 17, 2013 at 12:19 AM

New doc would be the first option. Because three ounces is FINE.

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