Re: Supply issue? Want to avoid supplementing.
I forgot to ask- what chart is your doc using? The old CDC charts, developed using data from predominantly white, midwestern, formula-fed babies, or the new WHO charts developed using data from an ethnically diverse population of breastfed babies? The reason I ask is that the curves for formula-fed and breastfed babies tend to be quite different. In general, breastfed babies tend to gain weight relatively fast in the first half of the first year, and then slow down in the second half of the first year. Formula-fed babies tend to exhibit the opposite pattern, gaining weight relatively slowly at first and then speeding up in the second half of the first year. So if you measure a breastfed baby on the CDC charts, the breastfed baby will appear to gain weight "too fast" at first, and will then appear to gain weight "too slow" as he rounds the corner into the second half of the first year. As a result, a lot of nursing moms are chided for "overfeeding" their babies when they're young, and then blasted with concerns about slow growth and "underfeeding" as the babies get older.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"