I am at a loss. DD was BF great when we first got home, there was the basic learning curve troubles but nothing overly serious. Now nearly 3 weeks of age I think we are having some more troubles... She lost 11 percent of her weight at the hospital, we got her to gain there with supplementing to 9 percent, and then 7 percent by her next appointment. But this week I am noticing some rather frustrating trends and they worry me that my supply is drying up or that there is another problem, and as a FTM and the only attempted BF in either my or DH family I don't know where to turn (there is no LC in my area at the moment).
I am attempting to get up to being an EBF but my supply was slow to kick in and with her weight I wanted what was best and have continued to supplement till it seems my supply is enough. Which I am starting to feel is never going to be the case. DD will only feed for longer then 10 minutes in the mornings like right when we get up, and after that its 10 or under and some of that is I have to keep giving her back the nipple because she lets go and falls asleep. And this week to make it worse the nipple seems to go soft and push into the breast even when shes not done, and I have noticed that my breast don't seem to be getting hard like they used to so I am worried its drying up? I had been trying to avoid getting a pump but am giving in so I can measure how much im making and perhaps even pump when she not interested so that I can rework my supply up or get it higher.
So if any of you ladies have advice on increasing supply by any means I would happy be willing to try it. I have done all I can think of from waking her every hour to get her to feed even a little to hand expressing and milk aids like those cookie things and tea.
Oh and side though, I was told DD sleeps to much (shes only up for about 2 hours straight at a time, an then no more then 30-60 minute a couple times through the day but normally shes half asleep during those time) could this be a sign shes not getting enough food?