Underweight breastfed baby

Meg - posted on 08/23/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi--
My baby is 4 weeks old. I am breastfeeding him every 2 hours throughout the day and at night as well. He sometimes sleeps for a 3 to 4 hour stretch between 1 and 5 a.m. My pediatrician is concerned that he is still 2 oz. short of recovering his birth weight (7.2). I am taking herbs and using essential oils to increase my milk supply. I seem to have plenty of milk but he never seems very satisfied even after nursing 15-20 minutes on each side. My doctor wants me to start supplementing after nursing with a high calorie formula. Any suggestions or opinions?

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