I was suspecting that he had thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth caused from nursing, well I was right! They were able to squeeze me in and yup that is what he has. So glad I was able to get him in before the weekend started... They were able to get him a prescription to get it taken care of. I am even able to use it for myself as well.
I am sad though. They weighed him today. He has not gained very much in the last 6 weeks. He has only gained 1 pound 10 ounces.At birth he weighed 8 pounds. Then he dropped to 7 pounds 9 ounces. And then at 2 weeks old he was up to 8 pounds 5 oz. But today at 8 weeks old he is only 10 pounds even.
I know he is a long baby so I am hoping thats why. Since he is exclusively breastfed this worries me. But I was talking to shawna a good friend of mine and realized that it might be because he is not nursing long enough to get the hind milk or the fatty milk they get after nursing for about 15 min. He nurses often but not long. So this is something we will be working on to get him to gain some weight between now and his 2 month appointment in a few weeks, I love breastfeeding, and I really want this to work out!