At my daughter's 15 month well-baby visit the Dr. suggested that at 19.5 lbs. we should see a nutritionist because she isn't gaining enough weight. My husband and I are both slender people and as children we were both skinny-minnies. I am thinking this must play a role in my daughter's physique. She actually looks great, she is 30 inches tall and slender, but she does have a little chub in the places where babies should. I am baffled by this Dr.'s complete reliance on the percentile chart. My daughter has no health issues, she is strong, happy, bright and continuing to gain height, head circumference, and a little weight at each visit. I am disappointed that none of these positives were taken into account. The Dr. also belittled my continued breastfeeding and said after the first year breastmilk doesn't give babies the fat or nutrients they need. My baby does eat a smattering of solids throughout the day, and she drinks a little bit of whole milk but not so much that I would be comfortable with her over all intake if she wasn't still nursing.
I don't plan to go back to this Dr. and my intuition tells me my happy healthy little girl is gaining weight at the rate that is perfect for her. I would love some reassurance from others who have had similar experiences (or advice from anyone who thinks I'm on the wrong track and I should be concerned). I would also like info on how complete a food breastmilk is after the first year. I appreciate all comments. I'm out here on my own without a community of breastfeeding friends so I don't have anybody to bounce off even the little twinges of doubt. Thanks!