My five month old has been bf on demand since birth, but at her four month check up her ped. informed us she'd only gained 5 oz. (she was then 12 lbs 12 oz) I just had another check up yesterday and she's only gained another 4 oz. The ped. (who I'm not very impressed with) told me at both check ups to pump/measure/bottlefeed my dd to see how much she's getting. I really don't want to bottlefeed, since when she was a newborn we had problems nursing after she took a pacifier. Other than her not gaining, she's fine. She's happy, healthy, and hitting all of her milestones.
We started out on rice cereal a few weeks ago to see if we could get her weight up. She ate that for a week, then decided she hated it. So I don't force it. I'll offer and if she won't eat it, then I bf. So, since I can't supplement with cereal on a regular basis, and I'm not interested in formula at all, are there any suggestions on what I should do to get her weight up? Oh, and I do pump to put milk in her cereal. But I can only pump out 2 oz at the most, the pump just doesn't seem to work all that well for me because I can tell there's more in there.