I'm a FTM and in all the issues I worried about during pregnancy it never occurred to me that my LO wouldn't want to eat! He was born at 6lb 7oz and is one week old today (he was born at 37+4) and is down to 5lb 15oz. We are really struggling with getting him to eat. We are attempting BFing but he is so impatient that if the milk doesn't come immediately he unlatches. He just wasn't taking the breast at all in the hospital so the LC finally got me to start pumping. I'm making TONS of milk but even with a bottle he still eats very little.
His pediatrician wants him to get at least 1iz every 2-3 hours but we really have to work hard to get him to take between 15-25ml at each feeding. We've only gotten one whole ounce in at a handful of feedings. We're waking him up every 2 hours to feed even at night but still no weight gain. We're exhausted and don't know what else we can do.
Anyone else have experience with a LO with a bad appetite?