LO and I went in for his 6 week doctor visit (technically it was 7 weeks). He weighed 14 pounds, 11 ounces, which is up from his birthweight of 10 pounds, 7 ounces. We are exclusively breastfeeding.
During the exam, the doctor mentioned that when LO is 5 months old, I will need to start him on the First Stages baby food (I guess that is the stuff Gerber makes). I looked at him and thanked him for the advice, but explained that I plan to continue b-feeding beyond the first year. He said I could do that, but given the weight of my LO, he would likely need more than just breastmilk.
That was puzzling to me. With my second LO, I skipped the cereal and the baby food and went straight to finger foods. Because it has been eight years since he was a baby, my memory isn't very good, but I think I may have waited until he was a year old to introduce solids. He went the entire first year with only breastmilk and he was perfectly satisfied.
I was under the impression that breastmilk was all babies needed the first year. Feedback, anyone?