Re: Looking for Reassurance - Dr is causing me to doubt myse
Yes, I would agree with the previous poster. We had the same problem with my (now) two-year-old: at one visit during his first year, he was almost an inch shorter and almost pound lighter, and the doctor chalked it up to differences in who was doing the measuring. Sometimes active babies are more difficult to get accurate measurements on, unless the person taking the measurements is really patient. I wouldn't worry.
In regards to the "not gaining weight to his liking," I had to switch doctors with one of my kids for that very reason. She told me that I was hurting my child by breastfeeding, and when we changed to a new doctor, it turned out that the previous doc was using a weight chart for formula fed babies instead of EBF. It might be time to look around for a new doctor if you have that option. I have found that local LLL group members often have great recommendations about doctors who are breastfeeding friendly.
Good luck and relax! It sounds like your baby is gaining weight well!
DSD (15), DSS (12), DS1 (10), DD1 (8), DS2 (2), and a new little bean on the way in May 2013.