I am a new mom and my 6-month-old baby girl has been having trouble gaining weight. She was born weighing 6.5 pounds, but at her last checkup, she was only at the 20th percentile for weight. Her pediatrician suggested I start supplementing with formula, but I really want to breastfeed exclusively if possible. I have been trying to nurse her more frequently and for longer periods, but she seems to get frustrated and pulls away after a few minutes.
I am wondering if there are any dietary changes I should be making or feeding techniques I should try in order to help my baby gain weight. Are there certain foods I should be eating more of to increase my milk supply? Has anyone else dealt with this issue, and if so, what worked for you?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!