Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" What did your preemies weigh at birth and ... [snip!] ... Usually formula is not the first plan of attack for weight gain. I'd talk to a LC, especially one familiar with preemies."
At his appointment at the end of November he was 9.4 lbs. In the middle of January he was 10.4 lbs. I was told to start supplementing then but said I'd rather try other things first, like changing my diet and taking Fenugreek.
I did all that and went back two weeks later and his weight was 10.5 lbs. I've started giving him 1 - 2 oz after BF, however much he'll drink before falling asleep, for his last feeding of the night so it doesn't mess with my supply.
Now, two weeks later, he's just at 11 lbs.
I'm going to talk with a baby dietitian after his appointment next month if his weight isn't better. I talked to her briefly today and she said I could fortify his bottles (formula or breastmilk if I pump) and that would help, too. But we'll see how his next appointment is.