Okay, here's the low down on the dr's appointment today. We went in. The nurse weighed him twice and he had lost an ounce. She left and I fed him. The dr came in and weighed him herself. He had eaten two ounces so he weighed the same. She listened to his heart again and asked me more details about eating.
She told me to feed him as much as he can take. First solids, then breastfeed, and then formula. She said she suspects that my supply has slowly decreased and as a result HB (as happy as can be) hasn't noticed it so the demand hasn't been there. I told her that I try and feed him like a crazy fool but he fights me hard. Even at night he fights me; last night I ended up laying on the floor forcing him to eat because after fifteen minutes, he wasn't really doing anything but screaming. It's been like that for the past two weeks. I'm tired; he's tired, but he isn't eating. I know that this is common, but the problem is that he needs to eat. That's why she told me to give him solids whenever because he's eating those.
She asked me if he would take a bottle and asked me if I had a pump. I don't have a pump but it doesn't matter because he won't take a bottle. She suggested that I put the formula in a cup and feed it to him after breastfeeding (or rather attempting to).
Then she gave me two doctor's orders. One is for an x-ray to rule out heart conditions as the culprit. The other is blood work. We walked in for the x-ray today. That was fun because I tried to feed him but he didn't want it. He was too interested in people watching. They did the x-ray; it was much more bearable than the sweat test. And now I need to schedule the blood work, but I'm fried so I'll do that later. I needed to get all this off my chest so that I could sleep easier.
We came home. He was tired but hadn't fallen asleep in the car so I fed him. I fed him an ounce of sweet potato and about 3 tablespoons of rice cereal. Then I attempted to BF him again but he was falling asleep so I just put him to bed. When he wakes up, I'll BF again and try formula in a cup. We have to go shopping today so I'll buy a hefty order of solids for him. On the list, more sweet potato, another box of rice, zucchini (I couldn't find organic yellow squash last time), banana, and fenugreek (to try to self-boost even though there isn't much of a demand yet). We haven't tried the zucchini yet so I need to make a bunch of that. Looks like I'll be making a ton of baby food tonight.
*sigh* I'm hoping that by stuffing him til his little stomach can't take it anymore will help solve this issue. The dr did say that at least he's maintained. We just need to get him going in the opposite direction.