I have always been underweight with a small frame.....5' 9 1/2" 123 lbs. before the pregnancy. Got up to 152 lbs. during the pregnancy. My daughter is 4 1/2 months old and my weight is down to 118. I have always had trouble keeping weight on. All thin people on both sides of my family; it's genetics.
Anyway, yesterday was check-up day for dd and her weight wasn't where it should have been for the first time. Up until now she has been in the 50th percentile with weight, yesterday she went just below.
I'm a little paranoid. For four months she would just eat from one breast at a time...lately she's drainging both and it doesn't seem to be enough. Also, she was sleeping through the night and now she is waking for feedings again.
Today, her diapers have not been very wet.
I am not looking for weight-gaining suggestions.....eating tubs of ice cream before bed won't work. I would just like to know if a complete absence of body fat can hurt my milk production????
DH fed her a bottle of EBM from freezer and she finally seemed to be satisfied.
Also, it's very likely that she has a high metabolism like Mommy and her increase in movement and activity can be burning alot....could that be a problem at this age??
Please offer any knowledge you may have on this.