This is not actually my dilemma, is someone else from the Spanish forum, she agreed with me to post it here so I could translate it for her. We get good help from the Spanish forum but there's only a handful of us. The original thread is linked if anyone speaks Spanish please post there, otherwise I'll translate it here and translate the replies for her.
Today I took my baby for her 10 months check up to the pediatrician. Her weight chart is as follow:
month: weight: length:
0 3.230kg (7lbs2oz) 49cm (19 1/4")
1 4.100kg (9lbs) 53cm (20 3/4")
2 5.000kg (11lbs) 57cm (22.5")
3 5.400kg (11lbs14oz) 58cm (22 3/4")
4 6.000kg (13lbs3oz) 59cm (23 1/4")
5 6.200kg (13lbs10oz) 63cm (24 3/4")
6 6.400kg (14lbs1oz) 64cm (25 1/4")
7 6.800kg (15lbs) 65cm (25.5")
8 6.700kg (14lbs12oz) 66cm (26")
9 7.200kg (15lbs12oz) 67cm (26 1/4")
10 7.300kg (16lbs1oz) 67cm (26 1/4")
Head circumference is 42cm (16.5")
My doctor insisted that I need to wean her. He said that a baby her age need around 1000 calories and because she prefers the breast she isn't going to gain the weight that way. I've been trying to get her to eat more solids but she doesn't seem too hungry. I nurse her on demand and try to give her a variety of foods to see if she would get a few bites...
I expalined my ped that I wish to follow WHO guidelines and asked why he didn't agree with that, if it could be something else causing the slow weight gain because I think my baby is very healthy otherwise. His answer was that he agree with WHO but in this case he isn't seeing any results and that according to the weight chart from the sixth month things have been going bad, and that we can't generalize and this is a case of malnutrition, that is not that she's sick but that she'll be behind on her development because if she doesn't grow her brain wouldn't grow either and that's a serious damage and irreparable, that he was sure it wasn't a physical problem like an infection or something like that. "Wean that baby so she can eat and get better, think about it" His words.
There's a part of me that believe him, but won't convince me...there should be another way to resolve this, without weaning her, or am I doing wrong and damaging with my obstinacy??? What do I do??
Thanks a lot for your time and attention.
More about her:
This is her second ped, she have no access to a LC or any LLL group, her only support is this forum. She scheduled an app. with a nutritionist to see if they can find something. From what she has told me her daughter has reached her milestones fine and is a very happy baby, she got sick recently with fever and the ped ASSUMED it was an infection but didn't run any test or cultures, and he still don't want to do any.
I'll add my two cents to this later as well as tell a bit more about her situation.