Hi all, I have read the many post about cereal but I have another question to add. We just had out 4 month appointment yesterday and her Pedi-doc said she is doing great but still too small so we should start adding in formula or cereal (into the breastmilk).
Here are her stats:
Born 6.2lbs, 18 inches. (not nursing, too sleepy, being fed by oral syringe and cup, dropped to 5.2lbs at her 2 week checkup so we started bottle feeding - she started nursing at 3 weeks of age)
4 months old - 13 pounds even, 26 inches long.
She makes plenty of wet diapers (screams if we do not changer her after every pee so we always know!) and has recently decreased to 1 poopy diaper per day (but it is a lot).
Her height is in the 90% and weight is in the 30% for her age. Her weight is much better than when she was small but he insist we need to add cereal into a bottle to fatten her up. She attends daycare so she does take 2 or 3 bottles a day (3oz each). He also said I need to put a larger nipple in the bottle so she can drink faster but I have read not to do this is breastfeeding.
Sorry this is so long and thanks in advance!!