We decided to weigh Grace today, as tomorrow is a holiday. Unfortunately she's only put on an ounce in 6 days, she now weighs 8lb2oz. We thought things were improving and have been having her feed from me completely in the daytime, following her cues as to whether or not she appeared satisfied, meaning she only got supplements in the evening, then her overnight feeds were completely via syringe, then back to me in the morning.
This is definitely not an issue with my milk supply, I've been continuing to pump to give her a head start with my breasts being nice and full when she comes to feed.
We know what we need to do in the short term, which is to at least offer a supplement after every feed, even if she appears not to need it. This isn't easy as it requires Andrew to do it as she won't take it from me. But this doesn't give us a solution, it doesn't take us anywhere nearer to getting her fully breastfed.
So much for breastfeeding being cheaper than formula, we've spent way more this last 6 weeks than it would have cost to give her formula and the costs look set to continue as we have to extend the breastpump rental and we're being advised to rent scales, so we can measure intake at each feed and try and get a better idea of what is going on.