Just curious... what is the average? My DS - who is now 16 weeks - was gaining a little over two pounds a month for his first two months. Since his 8 week check up, he has only gained about 2 pounds total over a period of 7 weeks - so around a pound a month. My doctor isn't the least bit concerned, but I -of course- am just a little nervous at his weight gain slowing down, especially since he now only in the 20th percentile.
He is a very content baby who doesn't seem to need to eat a lot. He eats very little amounts about 7-9 times a day. He has about 5-7 wet diapers (on average - sometimes more - depends on how lazy I am at changing him) a day - not always soaking - some are CRAZY heavy and some are on the drier side, I figure it all balances out , and usually 1-3 bowel movements a day. All perfectly normal from what I can tell. He's never been a big eater.. I just sometimes wonder if he would eat more if I offered him a supplemental bottle once in a while (EBM of course). My gut is telling me not to - that he is perfectly fine - but I do worry that my fear of the bottle sometimes clouds my judgement. I don't obviously want my LO to suffer. And of course I want to make sure he is gaining enough weight.
Thoughts? (I know I am being my overreactive, worrying self - sorry!)