I have one and sometimes i worry when I catch myself comparing. He was born at 6.13 and is now 5 months and weighs probably under 13 lbs. He gained between 4-5 oz / week, but the Doc still gave him the dreaded failure to thrive dx. :(
i've been taking domperidone, high doses of fenugreek, pumping, supplementing with donor milk when i get the chance...it has been a long and hard 5 months. He is still a little dude. He is happy, very vocal, working on his core muscles.... seems healthy to me. but still....I have a friend who had a baby 2 weeks After me and her baby is At Least Twice as big as my baby! It's hard to deal with. ok, the truth is mine has only had breast milk and hers is ff large amounts. She gives him 10 oz bottles with 6-8 Tbs of rice cereal And an entire jar of baby food (all in the bottle somehow) often. Like every few hours. Seems like a lot to me, as mine can barely finish a 4 oz bottle of ebm. But its even other bf babies...I saw a little 3 month old bf baby that was bigger than my 5 month old.
I suppose I just want to hear that I am not the only mama with a small babe. What are your stories and experiences? Did you give formula? Can I bf AND ff?? Should I?
I am currently switching Doctors. Mine was pressuring me to vaccinate and give my babe formula and I just couldn't stand her anymore. So we haven't got our charts done for awhile. I am feeling insecure about his size though. It's sad my Dr made me feel sooo bad about his size that I don't see his "cute little arms and legs" I see his "too small arms and legs." It's bumming me out.
Anyone else have a little baby???!
Thanks for any and all comments. <3