My son turned four months yesterday and we had his ped appointment. His weight at two months was in the 90th percentile but at this visit it went down to the 75th percentile. I asked her about this and while she didn't seem that concerned she said to not feed him anymore than every 2 hours. She didn't want him snacking all day long without getting the calories he needed to put on weight. Her theory was that if I waited then after 2 hours he should eat bigger meals.
I have always feeded on demand and while sometimes he will by himself go 2 hours a lot of the time he wants to feed sooner than that. He usually doesn't spend a lot of time at the breast even when he is very hungry, he is usually done in 5-10 min. I thought what I was doing was working and now it is hard to refuse him when he wants to nurse by waiting until 2 hours have passed. Any suggestions?
She told me to try this for a week and if it's not working to put him on cereal. I know some babies do fine with this at 4 months but I wanted to wait longer if I could. So any help would be appreciated.