Yvonne - posted on 01/05/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
I just had my 3rd child, my daughter was born on 12/14. I am exclusively breastfeeding but she isn't gaining enough weight. Matter of fact, she weighed 6 pounds 1.2 ounces at birth but left the hospital at 5 pounds 7.8 ounces. Now at her 2 week appt she only weighs 5 pounds 10 ounces. My ped told me to feed her every 2 hours and to bring her back in 4 days that she should gain 4 ounces. She is eating and I hear it but she tends to fall asleep fast. I take her down to her diaper when I feed her but she still falls asleep. Can anyone give me ideas on how to keep her up to feed long enough? She feeds for maybe like 10 minutes then seems to just pacify on me. I want her to gain weight so I don't have to supplement with formula. I"m also thinking about starting fenugeek pills to increase my supply...what are your thoughts?