Scout (scout77) wrote in bfeedingsupport,

help: I worry I am starving my baby

Our dear daughter was born May 7 and weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. At her one week checkup, she was already up to 6 lbs. 11 oz and I thought we pretty much had this breast feeding thing down.

Since then, her rate of growth has slowed--at 10 weeks she weighed exactly 10 pounds--to about 4-5 ounces a week. In addition to this slow down, my left breast is significantly smaller than my right and produces only enough milk to wet the bottom of the bottle when I pump (something I've been doing hoping to increase production). And, DD only has a BM every 2-3 days. 

Her pediatrician says that a. this rate of growth is completely normal and that b. because she is very active (began rolling over two days before 2 months old and is just a real wiggle worm) that she is probably just burning off a lot of calories. He also said that she is meeting or surpassing all developmental milestones both motor skills and emotional/social development.

Still, owing to her small size and my left boob issues, I worry that I am starving her. What do you think? 

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