Sonia - posted on 05/14/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 3 week old daughter. I had to supplement her on top of breast milk as she lost 11% of body weight. At 2 weeks we were back to birth weight and peds told me to supplement based on hunger cues. So it is like 50/50. She sometimes looks satisfied and sometimes rooting and very fussy that I will end up giving formula after breast feeding. At night she can take 2-3 ounces after feeding. Not sure if her requirements are increased at night. I initially tried not giving her supplement just to see if any other reason of fussiness, but didnt work. When I give her formula she gets satisfied and falls asleep.
My question is will I ever catch up and make enough that I dont need to supplement or it is most likely going to continue. I drink plenty of fluids and not interested in taking herbs. Are there other moms with story like mine? Thanks.