Re: just had a checkup - discouraged!
Soooo, this lady is concerned that your daughter's not gaining enough weight, but she's telling you to stop breastfeeding as often and give cow's milk? What kind of sense does that make? It sounds like she's being a bit overenthusiastic on her 'advice' if you ask me.
The schedule you described is pretty much the same nursing schedule we've had since Nora was about 9 mos old and she's much smaller than your lo. We've always nursed a lot at night because I work all day- she misses me and she's making up for calories she didn't get all day. I don't think your NP is taking that into consideration.
Has she started walking or being more mobile? That might account for the slowed weight gain, though it might also just be because they naturally slow their gain as they get older.
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