This my first post and I dont even know if I actually should be worried. Here is my problem my 6 month old who is basically only breastfeed ( he has had bananas a few times) went to the doctor yesterday for his 6 month check up. Well, he only put on 15 ounces in 8 weeks but he gained 4 inches. My doctor said its not a big deal but as his mom I am worried. He dropped from 79% in weight to 45% which seems like such a big dip especially when his height had a 10 % increase.
So my question is should I do something to increase my milk? He eats every 3 hours (even gets up 4 times at night to eat still) and he doesn't seem hungry. I am just really concerned because he is my first and it just doesn't seem like a lot of weight for a 8 week time. Any advice? I might be over reacting but I have no idea how much he is eating because I rarely pump. My whole family keeps saying I should give him formula but my doctor was against this idea.
Also, not sure if this has anything to do with it but he was extremely low in iron so now he gets to have iron drops on top of his multi vit.
So sorry to ramble but I am so worried....
THANK YOU for any advice