ds is just about 5 months old now and hasn't really put on weight in the last 2 weeks. he still nurses every 2.5 to 3 hrs and seems to be happy in terms of getting enough from me. and he has at least 7 wet diapers a day, but only poops every other day, but the poops are MASSIVE. (like i will have to put a new diaper under him half-way because the first one gets too full.) he hates to poop in his diaper; he'll wait until he really needs to go and once the diaper gets opened up he goes
dh has always been so concerned with weight gain since ds was born, so much so that we have an infant scale in our bathroom and we weigh him a few times a week before bath time. in the past 2 weeks, he has stayed right around 15lbs 8 ozs...
a couple of other notes:
- ds has been sleeping thru the night (at least 8-10 hrs) for a while now, so no more night feedings
- i work 3-4 days a week and pump. our nanny feeds him on demand and he'll eat anywhere from 7oz to 12 oz in the span of 6 hrs when i'm away.
- my milk supply definitely feels not as great as it once was. i used to be engorged in the middle of the night, but now they are full but not uncomfortably so. ds used to choke on my letdown because there was so much milk, but he doesn't really do that anymore. and after the first 2 morning feeds my boobs tend to feel flabby and deflated.
does the lack of weight gain sound normal to you at this stage? we read that he should be gaining 1/2 oz per day (after 4 mos of age). he was doing that steadily for quite some time but then all of a sudden stopped. he is very happy and healthy though and doesn't seem to be hungry after he is done nursing.
dh has gotten me really stressed out over this so i am reaching out for answers! thanks for any advice!