So here is my situation-
I have a 4 month old DD, who has always been a slow gainer, but in the last 2 months has dropped from the 50th percentile of "the charts" to the 16th. In 2 months she gained 1 pound. She is only currently 11 pounds. She is definitely tiny, and in no way is her weight/height ratio disproportionate, she is just very tiny all around.
At our ped visit the other day he suggested I switch from the "on demand" feed schedule to one where she nurses 4-6 times a day. Also, he suggested I don't comfort nurse (not an often occurance, as its just not my DD's thing). The idea behind switching up the feeds is that she will be a bit hungrier if she doesnt eat for a longer period, and will eat MORE instead of just the snacking she is doing now (every 1-2 hours).
It just doesnt seem right to me! I have nursed all my kids on demand and never had a problem. Does anyone have some insight? Experience? Helpful suggestions? Reassuring words?
I try to be a confident nurser, and for the most part I am- but the lack of weight gain is making me question myself.