After Monday’s trip to the doctor, I was not looking forward to bringing Harper back on Friday. I was a little worried that he wouldn’t have gained enough weight to make the doctor happy, but as it turns out, I shouldn’t have worried at all because he gained a whopping 15 ounces!
That would be 15 ounces in 4 days, or about 4 ounces a day! That poor little guy was hungry! I felt relieved that he had gained the weight, but also sad that he hadn’t been getting enough food all that time.
As time passes, I am getting over the fact that he’s having to drink formula, but I’m also working on increasing my supply. I picked up some fenugreek tablets (thanks Liz!) that will hopefully help me out, and I’ve also been pumping more often in an attempt to up my supply. In addition to those two things I’ve contacted a lactation consultant and am waiting to hear back from her. My ultimate goal right now would be to up my supply enough to get him off of the formula, but if that doesn’t work out, I suppose I’ll have to be happy with the breast/bottle combo.
Since Harper’s weight increase was so great, his doctor said it would be ok to wait until his 2 month appointment to see him again; as long as we keep doing what we’re doing that is. So, I’m hoping to just keep doing this for the next few weeks and see if I can get him off the formula after his 2 month appointment.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!