asparagus, thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try it!!
Cristeen, My supply is fine, always enough available when he wants it!! He nurses at bedtime, at least once in the night, morning, afternoon naptime and usually at least a couple of other times thrown in there as well! He has plentiful wet dipes. I've never pumped or used a bottle with him. I DEFINITELY get enough fat in my diet, haha! (good and not-so good fats!) And I love olive oil! I could eat veggies sauteed in olive oil every single day!
I'm assuming the doc used a ff chart. It is a military hospital, and they are not very, um how to put this gently? natural minded, I guess. The doc made me stop nursing him so she could examine him.
She also told me basically to stop nursing him, only to do it for comfort. She told me that, any time he wants to nurse, to give him "food" instead of milk. I just "uh-huh'd" her, but I'm definitely not following that advice! He is a super great nurser, we are both enjoying it very much, and I'm not jeopardizing that! He eats 3 "food" meals a day, plus snacks, plus nursing.
We are moving to another state this weekend, and I have to get him in to see a ped down there asap. They want him to see a developmental ped as well, plus pt. They are afraid (and so am I) that this may be stemming from some serious medical complications we had (heart problems) in utero. He hasn't had heart issues since birth, but he had developed hydrops in utero as a result of the heart probs (hydrops resolved prior to birth), and this may be an underlying cause of the FTT. There are also some other areas of concern, such as his head shape, which will be investigated further when we get down there and established with the dev ped.
I feel pretty good that we can resolve the "FTT" by adding in these healthier fats, etc. I just refuse to "throw butter on everything and give him as much ice cream as he will eat", like the dr suggested. I don't mind some butter and ice cream here and there for him, but all the time is scary to me! He has always been on the smaller side (6lbs12oz at birth and always around 10-20 percentile), and I think he was about 16 lbs a couple months ago. He is now 18lbs11oz.
ETA - the doc also used terms such as "alarming" and "urgent" to describe his place on the growth chart (1st and 4th percentile for weight and height). I didn't thing almost 19 pounds was too alarming for a 1 year old, but maybe I'm wrong?