i need opinions:
i went to my sons 4 month appointment and he had only gained 1 3/4 lbs in 2 months. he is hitting all the developmental steps. he is alert. he holds his head up by himself. he rolls over both ways, and he is right on target with his length and head circumference.
dr has suggested starting cereal and once he gets the hang of the spoon starting veggies. i really didn't want to begin food.
i recently started back to work. i work 8 hours for 7 days then off 7 days. i pump about 8oz and i work 3-11. am i not feeding him enough?
i feed him when he wakes up.. between 12 and 3 - he goes to sleep at around 9. and then i put him back to sleep and then whenever he wakes up again b/w 2 to 4 hours and i usually just put him in the bed with me and nurse him for a couple of hours and then he goes back to bed for another hour or 2.
i feed him when ever he gets up from a nap.
i am feeding him whenever he wants. and stop when he is not wanting to eat anymore.
it's really frustrating.
he did seem to reallly enjoy the rice cereal after he got done breastfeeding though. it was the first attempt at feeding tonight.
is it good advice?
are there others with this problem?