Hi Ladies! I haven't posted here much, but I read lots. lol I have a little boy 4 months old today. Had his well visit this morning...weight gain=not good. 3 weeks ago he was in for a visit...older brother shared some germs. He was there on Monday & again on Wednesday. He gained 4 ozs from Mon-Wed. He had been doing really well. I'm really upset. We haven't had a problem with this before, so I'm not sure why it's coming up now. My ped is VERY pro-breastfeeding, so he is giving me a month to work on it. He did suggest starting cereal with him...although I did not want to do that until at least 6 months. LO has been fussy at the breast lately, but I thought his gums were bothering him. He would begin sucking eagerly, only to pull off and fuss. When he is awake, he is constantly drooling/biting on his fingers...so teething was my thought. He roots like normal and had been acting normal otherwise. He has typically at least 2 poops a day-all still yellow/runny. He has at least 6?? Wet diapers per day. I haven't been counting really...I just change him and go on. Eariler on, I had tried to pump a bit to have some milk on hand, but I abadoned that as I would only get about 1 oz per pumping session...and I just don't have time for that! LOL.. Just put him on me and go with it. I have not supplimented with formula at all, so he isn't getting anything other than breastmilk. He nurses every 21/2 to 3 hrs all day long..sometimes every 2...just whatever he wants...The only thing, he has been sleeping longer stretches at night, at least 4 hrs at a time, a few nights going 8-9. (WOW!) I was happy about that until the dr. appt today. Oh and he HAS gained in length. He was 5 lbs. 15 oz at birth 20 in. long. He is now 10 lbs 12 oz & 25 inches long at 4 months old. Any help would be great! Thanks! (also...we nurse with a medela nipple shield-he had an receeding lower lip/chin at birth...couldn't latch without it at all. I tried to wean him from it several times without success, but it only frustrated him & me. I decided to let it go for now to just enjoy feeding him...and since he was gaining well & I wasn't having a problem...I figured it was much better to nurse with a sheild than to bottle feed. Please don't hate on me for this, I struggled with PPD, so I just needed 1 less emotional thing to deal with.) Thanks for any help.