I am in the midst of figuring out what, if anything, is causing slow weight gain in my baby, or if there is possibly no issue at all. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed with the possibilities (food allergies, low supply, oversupply, agh!) Maybe some of you have insight?
My now 6 month old was born 6 lbs. 5oz. and 21 3/4 inches. Shortly after birth, her then-pediatrician mentioned that she has a slight tongue tie that *may* need to be cut if she had any issues gaining weight. She can definitely stick her tongue out past her gums, but sometimes seems to have suction issues. We never had it trimmed because she started out so well!
By 2.5 months, she had doubled her birth weight and was 15lbs 12oz. at 4 months. The problem is that she has gained only 10oz. or so since - in 2 months! - and is around 16lbs. 6oz now. We do have a scale at home, and when I've weighed her after meals, she's usually getting about 2 oz. She gets disinterested in nursing after the first let-down (mine is fairly fast), even with compressions, and so does most eating right before & after naps. We co-sleep so I think she's getting most of her food in the early early morning. Depending on the time of month, my supply is either way too much or not enough so I adjust accordingly.
She still produces about 5 wet cloth diapers a day, and a soiled diaper every 1-3 days. Her sleep has been pretty poor with lots of nightwakings and she's fairly gassy all the time since around 3 months but who knows what's happening there. Has anyone's baby plateaued so early? Is there something else going on? What should I be focusing on? Is there any way I can get her to eat more? Or do I have nothing to worry about?
Sorry this is so long. I just wanted to be thorough. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!