I really need some advice and would love to hear other mom's experience. My DD is 9 months old and when we went for a check-up at her paed, and she was concerned that DD was not gaining enough weight. At 6 months, DD was 7.1kgs (around 15lbs), and now at 9 months, she was only 7.65kg (around 16.8lbs). Paed was concerned and told me to start supplementing with formula.
Basically, DD gets 2 solid meals a day. On average, she nurses about 5/6 times a day but some days she feeds even less, maybe 4 times only? Wet diaper output is good, and she has 1 poopy diaper once a day or once every other day.
All signs seemed like DD was doing fine! But I am concerned about her low weight gain. Paed suggested that I also increase her meals to 3 a day, on top of supplementing with formula during the day and breastfeeding at night. Is this really necessary? I wouldn't even consider it, except for the fact that I'm going back to work next month and I've never been able to get much when I pump, so I don't think I'll be able to leave bottles of EBM for her when I'm at work.