My LO will be 6 months old on the 16th, and has been EFB'd since birth. She weighed 7.9 lbs at birth. We rented a very precise scale from the pharmacy when we brought her home from the hospital, and weighed her every week for three months, more for fun than out of concern because she was gaining fine. At the dr.'s on Dec 19th, she weighed 14 lbs. Today we weighed her at home and she was only 14.7! I'm not sure but I feel like she should weigh more - aren't babies supposed to be double their birth weight at 6 months? And shouldn't she have gained more than .7 lb in almost a month? She feeds approx. every two hours during the day, (I'm at home with her for a year), was sleeping 8pm-2/3am the first stretch of the night until New Years Eve when things radically changed. She has been waking every two hours like clockwork after 11-midnight. It's been REALLY hard getting up so many times a night, but I figured it was a growth spurt, albeit a long one since it's been two weeks and is still up every two hours. I don't think it's possible to nurse her more often - should we start solids asap? Am I losing my supply? I don't pump so I don't know how many ounces she gets with each feed. I know that she's done in five minutes and doesn't seem to want more even if I try to get her to keep nursing. I know formula is more caloric - should I supplement? I was planning to bf until a year but I'm afraid her growth is slowing down!
Any advice is much appreciated!