hello, I have a 3 mo old daughter (first baby) and exclusively BF, no bottles. she was full term, healthy, no issues.
-at birth (nov 7): 5 lbs 13 oz (2.6 kg) 19 3/4" (according to WHO weight for age girls she was in the 10th percentile
-around 1 mo she was 7 lbs 13 oz (4.1 kg); gained about 1 oz/day (7 oz/wk) and sprung up around the 45th percentile
-at 9 wks: 9 lbs 11 oz (4.4kg) 22"; she went down to around 10th %
-at 11 wks: 10 lbs 3 oz (4.6kg) now gaining only 4 oz/week steady at the 10th %
-at 13.5 wks shes only 10 lbs 6.5 oz (4.7kg) dropping around the 5th % and ONLY gained 1 oz/week
I am worried about this weight trend
she is nursing less often; in the beginning of course she nurse for >1 hr; then got proficient and would nurse about 15 min (every 2 hrs) and then nursing now about 5 min per breast every 2 hrs but now not interested that often and only wants to nurse every 3 hrs and sometimes only nurses from one side! I have good milk production and when I try to encourage her to eat more/more often she cries. she will either draw herself off the breast herself or she will get "lazy" and drift off to not doing anything, or she will just mouth around after she's done but sometimes when shes done she cries for 10 sec. She nurses at night but there is no pattern; on avg she wakes up every 5 hrs in the night; other times every 3 hrs and very rarely (5%) she will sleep the full 11 hrs.
she is very active, alert and content otherwise, hitting all the milestones altho this past week she hasnt progressed much--> other than the past 1.5 weeks she will cry inconsolable on + off for 2-6 hrs three times now which is unlike her.
she naps well esp in the mornings.
the only changes in the last 3 weeks: my husband went away for work and comes home on wkends. also at that time we changed her from co-sleeping in the bed w/ me to her own room and crib. the transition was well and I needed this change as I wasnt getting any sleep near the end of our co-sleeping expierence (It was very handy when she was young). I am a very light sleeper. she is also now swaddled in her crib as she cant sleep yet with flying limbs (she wasnt swaddled when we co-slept)
she doesnt seem to be teething; nothing that I can feel. she is drooling. she rarely spits up altho lately she HAS been spitting up a little more. she is a good burper.
her diapers are good, wet and she passes good stool; poops a lot (avg 5 times a day; was always a big pooper).
sometimes after a feeding I'll change her diaper and she MAY cry a bit in the biginning but I'm not too sure if its due to pain of being on her back (i.e. reflux) or just "because". she normally likes being on her back. then after the diaper change I'll sit her up w me for about 10min, then play time on her back, then either tummy time or just go to nap time.
I am worried about GERD. I went to the dr (its a walk in; my family dr is on mat leave) and they didnt care. but then again they havent been charting her or didnt even want to weight her at the last visit; I suggested it. I plan to go to a BF dr this Tues.