Re: My 8.5 month not gaining weight
you've done an amazing job so far! i just wanted to chime in to say that DS and i had basically zero nursing problems (knock on wood) and i'm pretty sure he didn't gain any weight between 6 and 9 months. in fact, i'm pretty sure his numbers actually went DOWN, but everything else was measured wrong at 9 months, so who knows really. and he was clearly healthy, hitting milestones, etc, and his doc (family practice) didn't bat an eye. one reason i really like her.
this is just to say - breastfed babies that have no nursing problems and are patently doing great might well not gain any or much weight over this period, so don't use that as your one metric, and don't let your pedi use that as the one metric either
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.