Victoria - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 8-week-old daughter had some problems gaining weight wen she was a couple weeks old. They wanted her to gain an oz a day and we finally got over that hurdle. A couple weeks ago, I was so sick I got dehydrated and my supply went way down. I only had let-down once a day and have slowly been trying to build it back up. I got it to 2, maybe 3 times a day. I've had to give her formula because of it. Everytime I give her formula, I breastfeed first to increase the supply. I tried pumping but I really don't like doing that and haven't gotten anything out of it since I was sick. Also, she was at the doctors last week and had only gained 1/2 oz in 2 weeks. They said it was ok but it really worries me and doesnt sound ok at all. I mean, they kept tellin me she needed to gain an oz a day not too long ago. Any help would with increasing my supply and helping her gain weight would be amazing. Thank you!!