See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
My dd is now 9wks and she has only gained 1lb 1.5oz since birth. She teetered right around her birth weight of 8.2 since she was 2wks old. Her pediatrician has been concerned since at her 2 month appt yesterday she is only 6% for weight and 7% length. She nurses whenever she wants which is usually every 2 hours. I let her eat until she unlatches then switch her to the other side and let her finish. She sleeps right next to our bed and nurses whenever she wakes up at night. She has 8-10 good wet diapers a day, bm every 3rd day usually. She is healthy and happy! Right on target (maybe a tad ahead) with development. She also takes vitamin d supplement drops.
I eat pretty well (but maybe not enough calories??) I take my vitamins and ha and do not diet. Both my husband and I are thin people. After I have lost all of my weight after each pregnancy I weigh about 124 and my husband is right around 145. All of our other babies were lil chubby things (his two with his ex-wife were formula fed and my other two were ebf successfully til 18months or so).
My pediatrician seems to think my milk may not be nutritional enough? Never heard of such a thing I guess. He also says that genetics play a role in the babies size but she needs to be gaining a lil more.
Is there something I can do? A reason why she is so tiny or not gaining much, even with growth spurts? Can I take extra vitamins or calories? What about vitamins for her? Can I have my milk analyzed?
Sorry this is so long! I am just a tad concerned