A little back information:
LO was in the 78th percentile at birth, but dropped a significant amount of weight in the first week. It took us over three weeks to get back up to birth weight, and by her one month appointment, LO was in the 24th percentile. She has had two weight checks since then. One at seven weeks, where she was in the 18th percentile, and then one at almost ten weeks, where she was in the 13th. She weighs 10 lbs. 1 oz and will be ten weeks tomorrow. LO is a great eater. Every two hours on the breast, and when I'm at work, she eats 4 oz of pumped milk every three hours. She is gaining weight, and has plenty of poopy/wet diapers...but she is still dropping percentiles. My ped suggested that we try to increase her feeds while I'm at work (4 oz. every two hours instead of every three) and to try to increase the amount of time she's on the breast at every feed. My fear is that she don't take well to the increased feeding. If LO doesn't want to eat...she won't. I know LO gets plenty at each feeding, but she is still so tiny, and not maintaining a growth curve. I feel like I produce skim milk or something!
Has anyone else dealt with this type of situation, and if so, what did you do? What did your Ped suggest? Did you end up having to fortify? Any stories of similar situations should be much appreciated...I'm stressing over here!
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