Luke had his 4-month appointment yesterday, weighing in at 16 lbs. 12 oz., and a whopping 26 1/2" long. And "you don't supplement at all? never? really?"
So, I got the talk about maybe starting rice cereal and fruits, since b/fing is, after all, a supply and demand issue. I think the doctor realized I wasn't buying it so he backed off (I'm not saying to start today, just think about it in the next few weeks, it's hard to start in the summertime becuase their appetite decreases....)
I like my doctor, he's great with Aaron's asthma and is gentle and loving to the children, but I do think the office is a bit undereducated in terms of breastfeeding! For me not a biggie, but I hope that other mamas who aren't as educated on these issues aren't swayed.
Funny how supplementing is the suggestion for both small and big babies.. well sad really, not funny.
Help me to understand how this makes sense to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS Scarlett is 3 and 1/2 months and weighed in at 16 lb 2 oz yesterday!!!
Tharen weighed in at 16lbs 1oz and 25 1/4 inches. I am lucky though, Dr. H would never suggest supplementing. He is super pro-breastfeeding. He said if Tharen was interested or I really wanted to we could start cereal, but at this age he doesn't need anything but "the good stuff". LOL And I noticed he was wearing an anti-circ awareness bracelet.
im not the most super crunchy person in teh world..my friends IRL just THINK i am (b/c they are so clueless really. lol!).
i just dont get it though. i have read that introducing solids too early can cause allergies, mess with their digestive system, etc. I didn't know this before of course, but i just dont understand. are drs. just brainwashed into believing babies need to start eating?? WHY???
may never get answers to my questions. largely rhetorical i guess.
Well, cheapo scale or not, she weighed in at 18.5 pounds. I am flabbergasted. I weighed her three times. And she is 26.5 inches. I checked in our pediatric mega-manual and those measurements are both off the charts. So there formula and food pushers, take that! Nearly-vegetarian Mamamilk rules again.
(this is so especially amazing to me because DS was such a tiny guy, always...but he was born 3.5 weeks early.)
Here's from my blog:
March 20 -
Wesley is 14 weeks old and just had his second "well baby" checkup today. He is now 25 3/4" long and weighs exactly 18 lbs. Our family doc was impressed with his growth and overall health and development. In fact, compared to the "standardized" growth charts, Wesley is off the chart, and his length/weight are beautifully proportionate. (But it's not really fair to compare him to the "standardized" charts because they don't take the totally breastfed baby into account. I looked up a WHO growth chart for breastmilk-only babies and Wesley is still well above average but within the norm - he's around the 90th percentile.)
i'm not sure what she is now, but i might have her weighed tomorrow at public health just to see (that and I don't want to pay for a real doctor's visit just to get her weight... and our public health office is super nice). i'm curious mostly. ... i need to get out the measuring tape and see how long she is now. i swear she's grown three inches in the last month!!!
Judy, wife to my Catholic deacon husband ... homeschooling mother to my four girls, a boy, and someone new in May '15! Forever remembering our loss (8/11) .
There was this sweet little South American lady at church who always used to chide me that "shubby babies are healthy babies," and would beg me to feed DS1 more. Well, now that he's five years old, I can look back and say with certainty that my skinny little bird baby has grown into one of the healthiest, brightest kids I know. He's hardly ever sick, and his color and vitality are beautiful.
God makes 'em each unique. Give those babies that healthy breastmilk, and they'll be exactly who they're supposed to be! Squeeze those "shubby" babies, and cherish those petite ones, too. They're all just so precious.
i watched (god forbid) bringing baby home on TLC. well a mom was actually BF but the first shot of the kid eating the mom is giving formula and saying "this will fill you up, that colostrum doesn't have much to it" then flash to her saying they would only let her leave the hospital if they promised to supplement with formula everyday.arrgghh poor impresionable mothers who don't know any better are wathcing this.
my doctor said once "hey i'm progressive my wife breastfed our kids for a year" dh said i should have said "i'm retro i breastfed a 2 1/2 year old"
Feeney is 13 lbs 11 oz at 3 months. she looks like a little chunker, well she has sumo boobies at least.
chi chi i miss you.
Courtney and Cree, baby made 3, added one more then there were 4, sakes alive, then we had 5, another in the mix now we have 6!
A Momma in love with her Little Women-Jewel Face, Jo Jo Bean, June Bug, and Sweet Coraline.
there is just such a huge range of normal and healthy babies
i dont think doctors can cope with that and want them all the same othewise they get all confused!!
My Carys is just over 3 months (she turned 3 months on March 29). This past week she weighed in at 14 lbs 11 oz and 24 inches long. She's sooooo chubby and has dimples everywhere. And she's only ever had breastmilk.
Weary SuperMama to my amazing neurodiverse 6 y.o. DD and to my on-the-go neurotypical 3 y.o. DS
Someone at the store last week said, "Oh, what a Gerber baby." My response? "Gerber has nothing to do with it!"
I belong to a mother's group IRL, mostly mainstream types who think I'm nuts to be co-sleeping, ECing, not giving bottles of EBM, and babywearing (no stroller!), not to mention living on a sailboat. As the babies hit 4 mos they're talking about weaning at 6 mos. Funny thing is, I met these women at a breastfeeding support group!
Originally Posted by LittleLlama
DS was 4 months on the 4th and weighed in at 22 pounds!
What size is he wearing?