At my son's recent appointment his doctor who is "supportive" of breastfeeding noticed that he has dropped from just over the 25th percentile in weight at 7 mos to just over the 10 percentile at 10 mos (he weighs 18 pounds 3 ounces). She was concerned by this and mentioned the "F" word...supplementing with formula. My son had been nursing about 5 times per day in addition to solids twice a day (meat, veggies, fruits, yogurt), a small amount of water and a small snack (rice cookie) per day.
I have since tried to increase his breastfeedings to 5-6 times per day and on the doctors suggestion, tried to increase his solids with 3 meals plus a snack.
My son will be weighed again at his one year appointment and I am worried what will happen if he continues to drop in percentile on the weight chart. Even though I did make it clear that I am not comfortable with FF the doc did mention that she must "intervene" if a baby drops at least two lines on the growth chart.
I should mention that my son has recently become very active. He crawls alot, babbles and says a few words. He also has two older sisters that distract him (sometimes at feeding time). Also, although he does communicate his needs he is not by any means a demanding baby.
I guess I am just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and what might work to help DS put on a bit more weight