Re: Do I really need to suppliment?
IMHO, no, that is not a terribly low birthweight (in fact, I believe that's around 10th %) and that weight gain seems just fine. The way the whole chart thing was explained to me is that each child has something of a baseline on the charts, wherever that may be (and for some it is at the bottom, or even below). As long as they do not show a decline of 2 standard deviations (basically 2 of the percentage lines) from that baseline, there is nothing to be concerned about. As long as your little one's diaper output seems good, he seems alert and content and generally appears healthy, I see no reason to supplement.
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.