told to supplement.. feel like crying..
So, my daughter will be 7 months May 10th. She was 7lbs 11 oz when she was born and within a couple days lost 11 oz. She was 12 lbs in Feb. She had a well child check today and she weighs 11 lbs 15 oz. Her doctor said that after i nurse her i should try giving her 2 oz of formula and if she drinks that offer more. This is supposed to be done everytime i breastfeed. Plus she said to give rice cereal 2 times a day. She wants to check her weight again in 2 weeks and if she doesnt gain then wants to do blood work! I cried all the way home. I want her to be heatlhy and gain weight..i just really didn't want to have to do it with formula. She has tried a few solids.. mainly some avacado, bananas.. sweet potatoes, carrots.. i've cooked apples and she's tried some of those.. but mainly nursing. and always before she eats obviously. My other issue with feeding her anything besides the breast is she will not take a bottle. I've offered a sippy cup and she mainly chews on it.. etc.
Any advice ?