Re: 6.5 month old lost weight between appointments
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There are 2 things that really jump out in your post. First, your baby is sleeping really long periods, and second, your baby is eating just 5x per day. Both of those things can be counterproductive to good weight gain, even when the baby does them spontaneously. So I would immediately try to bring your baby's nursing frequency way up, aiming for a minimum of 8 sessions per day, at least one of which should take place overnight. Why 8? Because on average, that's the number of sessions that a breastfed baby needs in order to get his calorie needs met. Now, many babies need a lot more feedings than that, and a very few babies need less. It's possible that when you had an oversupply, your baby could get by and gain well on just 5 feedings. But your supply at 6 months probably isn't as abundant as it was in early infancy, and your baby probably needs to eat more frequently to make up for the smaller size of the average feeding.
Please don't worry about waking your sleeping baby. There is nothing- NOTHING!- wrong with being woken to eat. It won't hurt your baby in any way.
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