Re: feeding too often?
Don't worry- eating every 2 hours is TOTALLY NORMAL for an exclusively breastfed, young baby. Breastmilk digests fast- in about 90 minutes, if I remember correctly. When people look at you funny, it's probably because they are used to the eating patterns of formula-fed infants, who can go longer between feeds because formula digests so much slower. Not better, just slower!
people were looking at me funny when i tell them she is still eating every 2 hours..
My daughter nursed every 1.5 hours during the day until she was well over a year old. (More or less, that is: around 6 months she started going 3 hours between feeds when in public.) She was a big baby- >75th percentile for weight and height, but around 6 months, when she became mobile, her weight gain decreased and she started to slip down the weight charts, though her height continue to be in the highest percentiles. Today, at nearly 3, she is a very tall, slender child with visible ribs and abdominal musculature.
Oh, and in case you're thinking that your baby is somehow abnormal for gaining so much weight, there are definitely babies out there who are/were just like her. My DH gained a pound a week on breastmilk alone in the early months, and then transformed into a skinny child.
When discussing your child's weight, your ped should have stopped at "it's fine," because it is!
and her ped said about her weight "it's fine for now while she is this young..if this keeps up, we may need to look at some things"..
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"