my son was 5lbs 2oz when he was born and 4lbs 13oz when he came home.. he is 2 wks old and weighs 6lbs 4oz and i am breastfeeding and his dr wants me to supplement with formula and everyone tells me that he dont need it that he is gainin weight good... should i take him to a new dr?Answer Question
Answer by LaurLaur623 at 3:57 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
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Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:06 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
IN two weeks your baby has gained 1.5 pounds. That is great weight gain, why is the doctor concerned? The doc should be looking based on the baby's lowest weight, not birth weight. It's perfectly normal for breastfed babies to lose up to %10 of their weight in the first week or so of life. Based on the baby's size, it seems like things are going very well.
\That said, I'd find a doctor that is more knowledgeable on breastfeeding. This one seems to be lacking in that area unless there is some information left out here.
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