My DD is 9 1/2 weeks old I've been attempting EBF, but I have had a few (rare) occasions where I gave formula.
We've had a few problems with DD gaining as much weight as the Health Visitors would like, and so they keep on suggesting I try topping up with formula - which I am not keen to do, as I've been EBF for the last two weeks.
For instance last week DD had not gained any weight at all
and this week she has gained 4oz.
DD is otherwise doing really well, she's grown (from 51cm at birth to 59cm now)
she fills plenty of nappies (at least 7 wet and up to three pooy nappies a day)
She's alert (often too alert and doesn't nap well during the day)
The doctor said at her 6 week check up that she was incredibly active (would this have any baring on her weight gain?)
After todays weighing, the health Visitor said she would suggest replacing a feed in the evening with formula (she thinks my milk supply is too low in the evenings) she also suggested I arrange an appointment with the GP - but I can't really see what use he would be - I've already had a visit from a lactation consultant two weeks ago, who was happy with my feeding technique. Also surely there are ways of boosting milk production to aviod this if it IS an issue
My question is this - would DD being exceptionally active mean that her weight gain would be less than less active babies? I assume that more activity means more calories burned?
I know DD is lean - she's certainly not chubby, but she wee's and poo's plenty, so I've been thinking that she HAS been getting enough....