So, as some of you know my son has been having sleep issues and eating issues re: solids.
Caiden hasn't pooped in two days and he is crying/nursing/fussing/clingy all night. I really thought something was wrong. UTI/serious constipation/ear infection....something.
So I went to the Dr. yesterday. She asked me what he is eating and I told her breastmilk and only one meal of solids per day around noon.
Well, you would have thought I flat out committed a crime; because she said that he was not getting enough food and the reason why he was so fussy at night was because he was hungry.
Now, I do believe that I have been a bit clueless in this dept., since my DD 10yrs ago.; but to say Caiden is absolutely not getting enough nutrition from my breastmilk alone and that 'if I don't start him on two to three meals of solids a day right away", she will have to rx him iron supplements since my bm does not have enough (and he will surely be anemic.) just sounds flat out preposterous.
She even went as far as to weigh him to compare him to a month ago. He was 17.5 lbs at his last well visit, yesterday he was 17.2 lbs.
I EBF my DD 10 yrs ago and I never had this kind of alarming situation.
I thought my BM was enough and that introducing solids was 'just experimenting'...
Help me understand, please.
I am feeling like all I know as a mother has just gone out the window and all I've been doing is just plain wrong.... I have been so sad and been feeling unbelievably inadequate ever since yesterday.
What have I been doing wrong?