Carsyn was 7lbs 15 oz at birth. When he was 6 days old he weighed 7lbs 5 oz. At 15 days old, he weighed 7lbs 0 oz, and today at 22 days old, he still weighs 7lbs 0 oz. I went to a lactation person today and we did a weight check, fed, weighed again, fed, weighed again, and at most he was getting about an ounce from me. Later today, I went to his pedi for another weight check and his pedi is SUPER concerned. I told him about some regurgitation issues that I thought were reflux and that his stools are still pretty thick, greenish in color sometimes and sometimes yellow. He just called me back and is pretty concerned. He thinks he is dehydrated and not getting enough calories.
Last week he wanted me to start supplementing 2-4oz of formula/day. I didn't want to, and so I didn't. I started feeding him ever hour and a half and at MOST gave him 1-2 oz of formula everyday. Now he is wanting me to give him 4-6 oz of formula in addition to his feedings everyday. The problem I have with this and as you are all aware I am sure, is that when Carsyn has any formula, he tends to sleep for hours and it is hard to even try and wake him for any feedings.
The lactation consultant issued me a hospital grade pump and I am to pump for 10-15 minutes 6-8 times/day. Hopefully, during those pumpings, I get at least 1 oz and can give that to Carsyn 6-8 times a day. I figure this will give him the extra 4-6oz my pedi is suggesting, I am just worried there aren't enough calories in my milk. My milk is not cream like some peoples. . .
Any suggestions you all have? Pray for Carsyn and me that in the next 2 days he will start gaining weight, we have another weight check on Friday at 2:45 to also address my concerns of the dehydration, stools, and possible reflux issues.