Had Judah's 6 week appointment today. I guess I thought it would be geared more toward me but she said since I didn't tear or anything, there was nothing she needed to check.
However, Judah only weighed 8 lbs 10 oz - so he only gained 10 oz in three weeks. :cry:
Which means even the supplement I've been giving him isn't enough.
I think there are problems with his latch that need to be corrected which might be why he's not getting enough and not stimulating my breasts the right way for them to make milk. When I saw the LC she said he had a posterior tongue tie which I wasn't aware could be addressed until I went to a LLL meeting last night and my friend said they could laser it off. Also, since my one nipple is healed and the other is still cracked and not getting better, he may have an alignment issue with his jaw.
So I'm getting him adjusted tomorrow and then going for a consultation for a possible procedure for his tongue which I'm a little afraid of but apparently it's really fast, like a shot or something and they are able to eat right afterward.
I'm also ordering some more herbs to help my supply boost a bit more but I'm really hoping it's a problem with him and not me because I'm doing the same things I did with Noel and was able to drop the supplements by this point with her.
I'm also going to get him weighed tomorrow at the pedi where he's been weighed regularly before just to make sure he really is that far behind. I guess after his good weight gain the one week I thought we were doing good.
I'm really really wondering about his weight and whether that new midwife did it wrong and maybe he is 9lbs 10oz instead. He *seems* to have gained a good bit of weight - he has a bit of a double chin and little leg rolls.
So anyway, thoughts and prayers would be appreciated because if I think about it too much I get pretty down with the fact that I can't feed my own baby even though I'm trying SO hard. I really really REALLY don't want to have to supplement his feedings the entire time he is breastfeeding because it's so much more difficult to go out and do stuff when I have to think about bottles and keeping milk cool and pumping etc.