I talked her in to BFing, and now she's ready to quit!! Help!! (Update)... (Update 2)
The issue: her son was born a week early. He was born with water in his lungs and spent two nights in NICU. The hospital did pretty good helping her with being a new BFing mother. However, my nephew had his ped visit today (a ped office I recommended-but we've never encountered this doc) and they told her she should supplement bc he wasn't getting enough or gaining enough weight. She almost broke down right there, especially since she wasn't keen on BF in the first place.
She knew about the tenderness of the nipples ahead if time, but keeps asking when should they start feeling better (I have no idea).
I asked her about his weight: "Birth weight was 7lbs 6oz, lost 7% of birth weight, now weighs 6lbs 9oz, and yes she (pedi) did (ask about diaper count), she (pedi) seemed skeptical when I told her the amount though, 7-10 a day"
She wants some encouragement, bc she wants to try to BF for at least six months (one step at a time). How much weight should he be gaining?? - that's her biggest worry. I've told her all the info I know and all the stuff I've learned on here. You ladies are amazing and so supportive, so I hope you can help me encourage my SIL. Thanks
Update: (birthdate March 21) today was his two-week checkup. She took him to the same pedi! He weighs 6pounds,11ounces. Pedi told SIL baby still isn't getting enough and that she's going to have to supplement. He said it's because baby falls asleep while eating. Pedi said to start supplementing with an ounce at each feeding (said to start with expressed BM unless she couldn't get enough out).......
Update 2: today (April 16). My nephew weighs 7 pounds, 1 ounce. The pedi, at this point, has no more problems. Thanks for all the advice! SIL is still ebf and going strong!