New to the group! Having trouble getting baby to gain weight.
At birth she was 8 lbs 7 oz, at 2 days she was 8 lbs 1 oz, at 4 days she was 8 lbs, at 2 weeks she was 8 lbs, at 2 weeks 5 days she was 8 lbs, and today she was 8 lbs.
She nurses on demand, I don't watch the clock. I let her nurse as long as she wants to, even comfort nurse. She doesn't come off the breast until she pops off herself. Because she's constantly nursing, I am having a really hard time figuring out why she's not gaining. I discussed it with my midwife on Tuesday and she suggested block feeding as well as some changes to my diet which I've done ever since. Today I spoke to the WIC LC and she wants me to pump after each nursing sessions and feed it to baby, to supplement with my own breastmilk.
Baby has grown in length and is doing great otherwise. One thing I've noticed is she NEVER spits up. It's strange to me because my older two were breastfed and they spit up all the time, not huge amounts but still did. Baby is peeing and pooping more than what is said to be an adequate amount each day, it's yellow and seedy.
I'm just worried and trying desperately to figure out what the problem could be. Why on earth isn't she gaining?