My Dr has diagnosed my baby son with FTT. :( Which seems really harsh because he IS growing, just slowly. He was born at 6 lbs 13 oz on oct 5th. Went down to 6.7 5 days later. On dec 12th (2 mo 7 days) he weighed 9 lbs. So he's gained on the average 4.7 oz per week. not great, I know. But FTT??! My doctor has stated that he needs to have a bunch of "catch up" growth and has given us an 'urgent' referral to a nutritionist. (And insisting on supplementing w formula) When I asked what they will do for us, meaning tests, evaluations and such, they said no tests...just a consultation. but for what?? If they are not going to test my milk somehow to see if it has enough calories in it...then why should I go? I am NOT under weight, eat super well....he doesn't eat anything but BM... I am confused. I would just go for the hell of it but insurance won't cover it and we are broke. Didn't help having 3 extra co pays for weight checks. Anyway, I am going to a lactation specialist tomorrow am, I'm just seeking any experience with nutritionists and slow weight gain. Sounds strange, knowing as much as I know about breast feeding. (this is my 2nd child and I struggled w my first as well...but she was born a bit bigger.) ...and is 'catch up growth' a real thing? I don't get it.
Thanks in advance for any insight shared <3