At Aubrey's 6 month appointment she went from the 25th percentile to the 15th. Dr was a little concerned, although it wasn't as bad as some drs I have seen in here. She said she doesn't mind drops in percentiles as long as they don't keep dropping and she NEVER once entioned formula and said that BFing her is the best thing I can do for her.
Ok, here's the stuff I don't agree with...Increase bottles at daycare from 3 oz every 2.5-3 hours to 6-8 oz every 3 hours (no way I'm doing that, baby would be on formula in no time! I pump an ounce and hour at work!). Add rice cereal to her diet (nope), start her on solids (I honestly tried this after pressure from my DH, mom, the Dr, and daycare (they said she cries when she sees them feed other babies, lol, doubt it!) even though Aubrey isn't sitting independantly and still has a tounge thurst reflex. A total waste of time! I put it in, she pushes it out! I want to go back to the original plan of BLW. Here's her weight history, what do you ladies think?
Birth weight-6 pounds 6 ounces (born at 36 weeks 4 days)
Lowest wieght -5 pounds 4 ounces, can't remeber when this was, but it was less than a week, we were still in the NICU, this is when they MADE us suppliment with formula:( She was Jaundice as well.
1 week 5 pounds 13 ounces
2 weeks 6 pounds 3 ounces
2 months 10 pounds 4 ounces (was finally able to drop ALL suppliments, no thanks to the stupid NICU!)
4 months 12 pounds 7 ounces (went back to work, so started getting 3 oz bottles every 2.5- 3 hours, though sometimes she goes much longer and will only eat 2 3 oz bottles in the 9 hours I am away.)
6 months 13 pounds 14 ounces (it completely slipped my mind at this appointment that Less than a month before this, Aubrey had bronchiolites for 2 weeks. I'm guessing that may be the reason for the slow down. Dr must not have seen it in her chart either I'm guessing)
She also wanted her to start vitamin d drops, why she just mentioned it now I have no idea. I live in Louisiana and we get PLENTY of sun down here, and it's pretty much already spring, so I am not doing this either. I won't switch Drs, as I'm sure some will probably suggest, lol. I do like her for everything else, and really around here, I know I won't find a more pro BF Dr. There is a reason LA has some of the lowest BF rates in the country.