I've read a lot of previous threads but I feel my situation is a little different so I'm posting...
Yesterday I took my 10.5 month old daughter to a well-baby check. My doctor (who is usually very good and pro-bf) is quite concerned about her lack of growth. She's only gained a pound in the past 4 months and nothing in height. Her birthweight was 6 pounds and she's now 16 pounds, 15 ounces. She gained well in the first 6 months but seems to have dropped off considerably since then. The doc said he wants to see her in a month and if she hasn't gained well in that time, he wants me to supplement and I'll be referred to a pediatrician.
I know that all babies have their own rate of growth but I can't help but be troubled by this. All the information (including Dr. Sears) says she should be gaining a pound a month at this age. The doc even said 1/2 pound would be less alarming. He actually said she's "flatlined on the charts" and isn't growing :(. I'm not sure whether he's using the WHO charts or not and I'm not sure it matters since his issue isn't with percentiles but the basic fact that she's only gained a pound in 4 months. I'm not convinced about the height measurement since I know that isn't always the most accurate but that's alarming as well.
I just don't know what to do. She nurses an absolute ton! We cosleep and she nurses all night long and tons throughout the day as well. She doesn't really eat solids...she might nibble on a piece of pepper or avocado but I don't spoon feed her. I'm going to try offering her both breasts at every nurse and just try to generally encourage her to nurse more.
I'm worried :(
Anyone btdt and have any stress reducing advice for me? Thanks mamas