We went for our two month doctor's visit today - my exclusively breastfed baby dropped from the 69th percentile to the 47th percentile since his last visit at 4 weeks. The doctor was slightly concerned but said that since he looks healthy, she will just do another weight check at 3 months. He was 9lbs at birth and had been tracking in the 69th percentile over 4 visits.
Just for some history: he's fed on demand although he can be fussy at the breast; my supply is good; he measured today in the 77th percentile for height and the 81st for head circumference. I will add that we are battling what appears the be a reflux problem with coughing, congestion and a lot of restlessness while sleeping.
Should I be worried about the weight drop? Two months was exactly where the wheels fell off the wagon with my daughter. She was 9lbs 2oz at birth and at the two month visit, our prior pediatrician demanded that I supplement with formula because she also experienced a large percentage drop. That was the beginning of the end of breastfeeding with her and I desperately don't want that to happen with my son.
Thank you for words of wisdom.