I'm just looking for some reassurance that DS is gaining well. Here is his growth so far:
1 month: 8.8lbs
2 months: 11lbs
4 months: 13.2lbs
5 months: 13.9lbs
He is EBF. He dropped percentiles at his 4 month weight check, which incidentally coincided with his sleeping habits changing. Before he slept quite well but now he is waking very frequently to eat (typically ever 2 hours). His temperament also seems to have changed. He used to be a very quiet baby who rarely cried but now he looks for constant attention and screams whenever not eating or being held. When being held he is very pleasant and smiles and laughs.
My MIL has suggested several times that my milk is not sufficient for him and I feel under a lot of pressure from DH to switch to formula. I don't even want to supplement. DS eats often during the day, every 1-2 hours, once he might go 3 hours when he takes an afternoon nap. I don't pump so I don't know how to measure my supply. He certainly pees and poops a lot. I have noticed that I never wake up engorged, even on the rare occasion when he sleeps for 5-6 hours. Another thing that concerns me a little is that I have lost some weight (now 5lbs lighter than before pregnancy), could this be the culprit? I haven't been dieting and in fact I feel like I snack on chocolate biscuits all day! One other factor that seems to affect DS's feeding is DS1 who is two years old and rarely lets DS eat in peace. I sometimes feel like he stops eating because he gets distracted but is not finished and then refuses to continue.
So really I want to know if the weight gain seems reasonable. Should I be concerned about my supply?