So my little girl has decreased her weight percentile at every visit and now at 7 months has fallen off the weight curve. She's 12 lbs 15.8 oz. at 7 months 5 days. We used to have problems where she'd end every feeding screaming like she was hungry, but now she seems satisfied at almost every feeding and if not I give EBM which I have a big stash of in the freezer.
We started solids at 6 months and she's doing pretty well. At first she loved everything we gave her. Then she balked when I added nutmeg to her squash. Cinnamon is good, not nutmeg though! The last week or so she's been off-and-on as far as how well she's eating. And yesterday was the dr appt. He said to count calories and if she's not getting 700 a day then to up it. I doubt she's eating more than 20 oz of bm a day, and I know she's not getting 300 calories of food. But of course I get the token "maybe it's time to give up and switch to formula" from friends/family which is the comment I've always gotten since the beginning to solve reflux, sleeping problems, general grumpiness, and probably the sniffles and lack of hair too . But according to kellymom bm has more calories per oz than formula anyway, it's just tiring to constantly be told you should switch to formula b/c it will solve anything. In any case baby girl loves avocado and sweet potato, dr. said we could add butter to the sweet potato, and I picked up some Stonyfield Yo-Baby today, hope she likes that. It's all about her mood-today she only drank 4 oz at the sitter's, no apparent reason. So we'll just keep trying to make sure what does go in her tummy has as many calories as possible. Just had to rant a bit about the whole "formula fixes everything" attitude.