Difference in gain BF vs FF *just in my kids*
So my oldest was born 5lb14oz and was 5lb11oz and two days later was 6lb6oz. At two months she was 11lbs and 4 months was 13lb9oz and 6 months she was 15lbs14oz. She was mostly formula fed with very little breastmilk pumped for maybe 3 weeks. She is now 5 lbs and weighs 34 lbs.
My middle child was 8lb3oz at birth. 8lbs0oz at discharge. 3 days later was 8lbs3oz. 2months was 11lb 14 oz. 4 months wS 15lbs 4oz. 6 month was 17 lbs6 oz and 9 months was 20 lbs even. She had some breast milk and some formula the first 3 weeks then all soy formula. She is now 3 and weighs 35 lbs.
My youngest was 7lbs 6oz. I'm not sure what she was at discharge (and I'm too lazy to get up and find her charts lol), but I know within the first week she was down to 6lb 11oz. The other day at 5 months she was 12lb 11oz. She has been mostly breastfed - she did get quite a bit of supplements for the first month or so in addition to nursing and since then is mostly breastfed with usually 1 4oz bottle of formula before bed, which I am working on cutting out.
I guess the purpose of this post is just to show how big of a difference there is in growth patterns between formula fed and breast fed babies. It can be hard seeing breasfed baby growth/lack of growth in the early months when you are used to formula baby growth.