Re: Dr. Told Me To Switch to Formula?!
On the who charts it looks like that weight puts you right below 3rd percentile, which if your baby had been there since birth wouldn't be a concern, but since she keeps dropping, it may or may not be an issue. This isn't something I would be freaking out about necessarily, but I think it would be wise to take steps to try to get more weight on her. However, you don't necessarily need to go right to formula.
I would actually back off on solids or stop altogether, since breast milk is more nutrient dense than any other food you could give her. If she fills up on less nutritious solids she may nurse less and that is the opposite of what you want. Try to nurse more often, shooting for every two hours whether baby is asking for it or not. And if you do have to supplement you are correct that it would be better to use breastmilk than formula, since again breast milk is more nutrient dense and has a higher fat content than formula.
Here are some more tips on things you could try. Have you seen a lactation consultant at all?
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