Do you know of any case where an exclusively breast-fed baby became overweight with over-supply or for any other reason?
I'm asking because I have very chubby baby(20lb at 5months, not that big boned, around 75% for height).
And I just adore his big fat bottom. But I talk to my mom a week ago, and we were talking about how chubby he was. And my mom told me I should watch my baby's weight. I told her that was ridiculous since he only drank breast milk. But I couldn't erase that remark out my head since then.
I did have a overly abundant milk supply for the first 3months or so, since I was tandem nursing my 2 year old. Now that the older one is weaned, my milk supply is more tailored to my younger one's demand. But at first he had hard time drinking from my breast because it was coming too fast for him. It made him choke, spit-up etc. So I had to feed my older one first many of the times, then feed the younger one, so the flow would be slower. So he might have gotten more fatty milk than normally he would. I don't know...
Do you think my baby can be overweight, even if slightly?
And if he is, will the situation resolve itself, without any intervention(meaning me trying to become more schedule feeding mommy, rather than feed-the-baby-any-time-any-where-for-whatever-reason kind of the mommy that I am right now)??
What do you think?