My EBF 11 week old has all of a sudden become uninterested in nursing after 3-4 minutes. She'll pull off, relatch, take two swallows before pulling off again. After doing this a couple times, she'll quit completely for that feed. If I try to keep feeding her she just turns her head away and pushes at my breast before becoming upset. Unfortunately at her 2 month pedi appt., he was concerned about her weight gain and wanted me to try to up my feed times from 10-15 minutes to 15-20, which I would be happy to do if she obliged. I met with a LC for some help and a weighted feed and my lo took in just shy of 3 oz (88ccs) in about 5 and a half minutes, so I feel better knowing she's a super efficient eater, but there's still the weight gain issue. Between 2 weeks and 2 months, lo averaged just 3.7 ounces of weight gain per week. The week after her appointment, I got her up to a 4oz gain in a week, which is still low. I've tried supplementing ebm in a bottle and she does the same thing as at the breast. Her diaper count is normal and she is otherwise content. The lc had no tips to keep her on longer, but suggested supplementing her with an ounce after bad feeds, but of course she won't take it.
So I guess my question is, is it possible for a baby to be healthy despite low weight gain? And any tips to help keep baby eating longer? Thanks!