Today, 08:20 PM
Simply based on the numbers you have posted, I'm pretty shocked that the doctor thought your baby needed to be supplemented, for two reasons. First, if you plot your baby's growth on this chart for breastfed babies, it seems 100% normal. There is a dip in percentile at 2 months, but when that happens it is generally entirely normal. Babies do not always stay on the same place on the charts. They wobble around, sometimes going above the curve, sometimes dropping below. If you go by the numbers alone, they do not present a picture of a baby who needs to be supplemented.
The second reason I am surprised by the request that you begin to supplement the baby is that the dip in percentile was quite minor. That suggests that if there was a problem that needed to be fixed, you had some time to figure out what that was. You could have spent that time trying out approaches like pumping and supplementing baby with your own milk, and seeing if that led to a change in rate of weight gain. Maybe you did, I don't know!
Please don't take this as a criticism of you- it is much more of a concern that you were not given sound medical advice. Of course, everything you were told might be spot-on- I haven't seen your baby and am just going off what you report! I do take you seriously when you say your baby looked skinny at 2 months. And of course when you are talking about a new baby, weight estimates aren't enough to make an informed decision about weight, because a...