Re: Eating too much at one month old?
Being a "breastfeeding-friendly" pediatrician doesn't automatically mean you give great advice about breastfeeding. Your pediatrician may be speaking from her own experience as a mom, rather than from her medical knowledge. Maybe her babies really benefitted from using a pacifier, and maybe she did as well- but that doesn't mean that you or your baby will. And you know your baby best. If she gives you cues that make you think she's hungry, you're pretty much guaranteed to be right about what your baby needs. After all, you're with your baby 24 hours a day, and the pediatrician sees her every couple of months for 20 minutes. Who knows her best, right?
If you're at all concerned about your baby's weight, don't be. It's totally normal for a breastfed baby to gain weight very rapidly in the first few months, and then start dropping down the charts as she enters the middle of the first year. As babies become mobile, they tend to put lots of energy into motion instead of packing their calories on as fat. And, as my pediatrician says "Breastfed babies can't walk around all day with the bottle hanging out of their mouths, so they just naturally lean out.".
In short, enjoy the baby chub while it lasts, because it doesn't last long!
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