I know the guidelines say that in the first few days, babies lose "approx" 10% of their birth weight and "most" babies regain their birth weight by about 10-14 days - but what about the others ?
Pierre was 3.705kg at birth, by day 3 he had lost more than 10% (lowest weight was 3.280kg I think, but they never recorded it anywhere) so the midwives freaked out. I had to get his weight back up for them to allow me to go home with him so I was on 2 hourly feeds (they even woke me up in the night to feed him
) - he put on 70g in 24 hrs so we came home on day 4 when he weighed 3.350kg.
He's been feeding well all this week, doing a few little sicky bits in his bed which show he's getting enough milk, weeing & pooing fine, sleeping well at night (feeds at 11pm - 3am - 8am).
Finally weighed him yesterday at home (we had the scales but they needed a new battery) and he was only 3.410kg (at 10 days). Went back onto extra feeds yesterday to get his weight up, he fed loads all day yesterday (I can hear him swallowing and see my milk leaking !) but this morning he had only gained an extra 10g.
At the hospital they said average weight gain was 20g a day.
There are no home visits/health visitors in France so I'd need to take him to the doctor's to get professional advice - but if I do that, they'll probably tell me to supplement his feeds with powdered milk which I'd rather avoid. (Plus I think the usual doc is probably on holiday now - France shuts down basically for most of the summer !!)
Should I be worried ?