I'm a PP nurse, and at our hospital, we weigh our babies during the night shift. If they're at 9% weight loss, we have our breastfeeding moms supplement. One of my breastfed babies this week had a 7% loss as of last night. Ordinarily, I'd just pass this on to the day shift and let them know to be watchful, make sure the mom is nursing regularly, etc. However, this baby was SGA (5-13 and 18.5", delivered at 39.5) and because of that, my gut said "Supplement now." The pediatrician had already written d/c orders, so I knew the baby would be going home today (1/24). I wanted to make sure the baby didn't lose any more weight, and offered it as an option to the mom. She was okay with it.
I feel like I did the right thing. What would you have done differently?