So I left the office a bit down in the dumps but had high hopes for my visit with the lactation consultant. My mother-in-law met me at the front desk of the hospital (she works there so that made this easier) and we went up to the maternity floor to meet with the LC. After filling her in on where we were with things, I pulled out the boppy and got him set up to feed. He did an ok job on the one side and we talked through his feeding. She showed me a better way to get him latched and we tried two different positions. When it was time to switch sides he just fussed and pulled away so we tried out a nipple shield (in case that was his reason for fussing) and some sugar water (to keep him latched).
The LC was very reassuring and just having her there increased my confidence. After an hour with her, I changed Bean's diaper and packed him up to head home. I left feeling better about breastfeeding, knowing that it wasn't something I was doing wrong.
At our weight check Bean came in at a whopping 7lbs 14.1 oz!! He had gained 12oz in 5 days! All I needed was that confidence boost from the LC and we were back on track. By his one month check up, Bean had gained 2lbs 9oz from his discharge weight. He's still a little peanut but he's thankfully starting to fill out and chub up.