Topic: Poor Weight Gain - UPDATED
My little dude is 3 weeks old and still below his birth weight. He was born 8 lb 9 oz, dropped down to 7 lb 11 oz by three days old, started gaining it back and was 8 lbs by six days, but the at his two week appointment was back down go 7 lb 14 oz. on Monday, at 2 and a half weeks he was up to 8 lbs 1 oz and I have another weight check appointment this Monday but I am really nervous about it. His arms as legs look skinnier to me. I think that our problems started with our traumatic birth. We were separated and unable to nurse right away while they worked on us both, and then he was poked and prodded over and over for his Iraq two days and he just almost refused to eat entirely. Getting him to nurse was a real struggle and required assistance - my mom or sister would give him a squirt of formula with a syringe when my nipple was in his mouth to get him to start sucking. Now he nurses all the time, my milk is coming on pretty darn well and is nice and thick and while. The nipple shield fills with milk so I know he's getting it fairly easily. I do daycare and during the day he just wants to nurse constantly - I think to keep me to himself. I noticed this weekend that he is eating on a much more normal s hedge. Maybe he is pacifying more than actually eating during the day? I'm starting to get worried. Anyone else experience weight gain issues with their newborns?