Do you FEEL when you are drying up? Like how do you actually know? (I'm sorry if that sounds dumb)
My DD is 9 months old and weighs 5 oz less than she did at her 6 month well check. She's very active, hitting milestones and eats like a bottomless pit (which I thought was typical of MOST babies).
I breastfeed on demand, which for the last two months or so has been about every 3 hours and twice through the night. In between nursing, she eats table foods as we do baby led weaning. She eats and likes everything and I swear can out eat my 5 year old. The table foods have not taken away her want/need to nurse. She appears satisfied while nursing and I can easily hand express some milk even after she finishes. She is wetting/dirtying 6-8 cloth diapers in a 24 hour period.
We were at the ped today and they said we'll have to discuss and explore what's going on, as she may have a problem absorbing food. However, I am wondering if I'm the problem. If maybe I'm drying up and she's not getting enough from me. I know in most cases, women don't dry up but I am 4 months pregnant and hear it's quite common to dry up in this situation.
If I'm the problem, I want to do my best to rectify it WITHOUT resorting to formula. But I don't FEEL like I'm drying up and I don't want to bring that up and have the dr. jump on the bandwagon that it's all me and formula will fix everything.
So how do I know? Or what can I do?