My baby is 4 mths old. We took her in for her 4mth visit and she's gained 1 lb since 2months old. She is exclussively BF, very alert, and has no signs of dehydration...
I know she's healthy, but still am a little concerned. I know she was gaining well weeks 2-6 b/c I was taking her in to the LC every week and she was gaining 8-11 oz a week (excellent they said). She had a slow start the first 2 weeks but then was doing great. After that she had her 2mth visit and I was a little surprised at how little she still was b/c she had only gained a few oz (less than 1 lb) from when she was 6 weeks old. Since that appt I've weighed her with clothes on a few times and it's always 11.5-12lbs, meaning she's really not gaining. (she was born at 6lbs 13oz -- she's gained 5lbs since birth)
Why is that??
I've wonder if I make low-fat milk? I've wondered this before with the other kids b/c I don't have as much fat on the top of my refridg. milk as most other moms I've seen (mostly at the hospital where I work - i"ve seen lots of refrid'd mommy milk).
My first girl was thin too, but she didn't get thin until after about 6mths, once she started crawling. At this age she was actually a little cubby. Faith isn't crawling or even rolling all the way over yet, so no idea how she burns it beyond being awake so much.
At this point the ped said to just continue to feed her as I have been and we'll recheck her next month. She eats pretty frequently during the day - every 1-2 hours, more often as the evening progresses. We don't have any schedule and jsut feed her on demand. She takes 1 big nap about 5 days a week, otherwise just cat naps off and on. She sleeps long stretches most nights- usually 6hrs and then 3-4 more (but occasionally sleeps up to 10 hours). We've done no supplimenting or solids at this point. We just started giving her mommy milk in a bottle every evening b/c I'm returning to work (1-2 evenings a week) later this month.