Megan - posted on 07/31/2012 ( 34 moms have responded )
My little guy is 5 wks old and had poor weight gain. I started supplementing pumped breast milk (per our pediatrician) after each feeding x 3 days. He gained 7oz in three days so now we are decreasing to every other feeding. My concern is, is that he seems so unsatisfied after just the feedings at the breast where as before starting supplements he was satisfied... Not sure what to do? Doe his behavior mean that I'm not producing enough? I mean I am either feeding him on one side while pumping the other or double pumping every hour to two hours. He just seems so hungry, and I really don't want to have to keep supplementing with a bottle of pumped breast milk to satisfy his hunger unless I have to. But obviously if I'm pumping enough for supplements he gets enough from the breast...??