My 4-month old daughter is exclusively breastfed and I would like to continue to have her exclusively breastfed until 6 months. She is very petite. We went for her 4 motnh well baby check up today and she is in the 16% percentile for her weight, 53% percentile for height, but only 1% percentile for her height and weight. The doctor wants us to supplement her with formula. I am against this because I think it is a very slippery slope when you start to supplement - i.e., your breast milk production drops and you start adding more and more formula out of necessity and convenience. My question for other moms is, have you had similar weight issues with your baby and did you supplement and did your doctor recommend that you supplement?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Dec. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by CraftingMama at 4:07 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
this is a pet peeve of mine. why must dr's try to discourage breast feeding?
good luck, and don't give up!
you can call la leche league for more support too!
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:10 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
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