my 16 week old son ust saw the pediatrician - he weighs 16 lb 4 oz (was 7 lb 13 oz at birth) and the pedi told me to cut out the night feedings b/c of his weight. he said he is a very healthy baby boy...in the 80th percentile...but since we have no trouble w/ feeding or nursing or whatever...and he is kind of ahead in his weight gain, that i should cut out nighttime feedings.
i felt annoyed...since all i've been reading is that there is no such thing as over-breastfeeding...am i wrong?
i do not overfeed my son.....he feeds on demand. (I work at home) he doesn't spit up or anything - and trust me, he only eats when he wants...he is very good at turning away, letting me know that he is NOT hungry....i am not force feeding him. if i think he's hungry (and i'm wrong) and offer it - trust me, he's like, "no no no" and squirms away. i never force him.
my LO loves to nurse at night every 3 hours or so...and we co-sleep.
in fact, nighttime is when he does a lot of his nursing...daytime..he snacks. but he always wakes up w/ like milk all over his face dried up. kind of funny actually. like he partied all night.
ok, anyhow. just curious....i'm not saying i know more than the pedi...i am just doing what i feel is right...
i know once my son starts crawling etc. a lot of the weight will burn off. but he's just a healthy baby.