my son was born 8 lbs 14oz
he is EBF
at my son's six month checkup he dropped from the fiftieth percentile for weight down to the tenth. His head and height are still fiftieth. When the nurse asked me about what soilds he was eating I said "well not much, I am introducing foods, but not everyday, maybe 3 times a week". She said "OH well he really should already be on solids"
They wanted in back at seven months to check his weight..which was yesterday...he weighed in at 15 lbs 9 oz....He is still in he tenth percentile...and the doctor said that they are kind of worried?? But he is happy, healthy (never been sick), crawling, super strong....he nurses on demand and and when he is grouchy The doctor asked about solids again and said that I have to start a regular routine wih the solids....1 meal a day for 2 weeks..then two meals a day for two weeks...then by the time he is eight months old and has to go back in to get weighed again she wants him on three meals a day.
I have problems with this because I just have this "feeling" that he is not ready for three meals a day and that it will have some negative effects on breastfeeding....my son is happy with the breast...is content after eating...so I don't see why I should push this??? I thought that breastmilk contained more calories per ounce than anything else baby would eat. Does anyone know for sure if solids are NEEDED in the first year as long as baby is happy with the breast? Is there anything that breastmilk is not giving him enough of to be healthy? He doesn't even have teeth yet , which means to me that he is supposed to be just nursing still. any help, questions, comments would be appreciated.