Re: Very Worried - Please Help!
Sounds like you are doing everything just fine. You may want to inform your DCP and husband that breastmilk and/or formula is supposed to be the main stable of any infants diet under 12 months of age. Many many babies breastfed without any or hardly any solids until well after 12 months. Th fact is, your body is amazing and it knows exactly what your baby needs and puts it in your breastmilk. SO long as you are eating a healthy balanced diet, they your little one is to, even if he takes no solid foods at all. Don't let anyone push you into weaning before you and your son are ready. I agree with a PP that if you were to wean this would be even more tramatic for your son. Most babies grow much more between 0-6 months than 6-12. A weight gain of 2 lbs sounds perfectly healthy to me, my dd who is 9.5 months gains only 1.5 lbs between 5 and 9 months, but luckily I have a very breastfeeding aware/advocate pedi who knows that breastfed babies gain differently than ff babies and the importance of breastmilk well past the first year of life (she herself bf her daughter until she was 3.5 yrs old, and her daughter is her partner in the practice and also breastfeeds). Follow what you believe is best for you and your baby and as with any advice you get from others (welcomed or not) take what you want and leave the rest. And just so you know your DS isn't an oddball, whenever my DS would be sprouting a new tooth he didn't want to eat solids, only nurse. His mouth understandably hurt and nursing was a great comfort to him. All your son's nursing may also be his way of soothing himself. Congratulations mama for such a great job!
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)