April 30th, 2015, 04:44 AM
Hi LLL mommas!
Okay, I'm living in South Sudan and there are no LLL leaders anywhere around, I'm getting mixed information from the doctors we've talked to, and I'm not sure what else to do.
My son is 9 months old and was EBF until 6 months, at which time we slowly, slowly introduced solids. He's NOT a fan of solids, so he's still pretty much only on breastmilk (though he's taken to eating egg yolks and mashed potatoes in the last week). I offer the breast every two hours all day long, but he refuses pretty much every time that he's awake, so I've taken to feeding him right as he wakes in the mornings, before naps (he still takes 3), before bed, a dream feed when I go to bed, and then 1-2 times at night. So he gets at least 7 good feedings in, sometimes a couple more if he's in the mood.
He was born prematurely at 35 weeks and weighed in at 5lb. 7oz. Following some initial weight loss early on, he quickly started catching up and was gaining an average of 2oz per day for several months. By 3 months he was up to 13 pounds and by 6 months he was up to 17b. 10oz., therefore tripling his birth weight in the first 6 months.
At seven months he was up to 18lb. 11oz, but since then his weight gain has not only stopped, but in the last month last month he had lost 8 ounces so now he's down to 18lb. 3oz.