Re: She fell off the chart - I knew it!!!
Breastmilk is really high-calorie, compared to most solids. If you want a kid to gain weight, what do you offer- some veggies, or a milkshake? So I highly doubt that nursing is messing with your child's growth. And I'm sorry someone has been making you feel that way.
And also (especially) the idea that I've been nursing her TOO MUCH it messes with her growth
Hmm, the first pediatrician ruled out #s 2 and 3. But maybe a set of fresh eyes and some different tests could rule them back in? Saying "Oh, it must be you and the nursing that's causing the slow gain," seems nonsensical to me when it sounds like very little/no testing has been done.
Last pedi said the thought there could be 3 reasons for slow weight gain: 1/ baby doesn't get enough calories, 2/baby doesn't absorb nutrients well, and 3/baby has some chronic condition. Since she had ruled out 2/ and 3/ she was pretty sure it was 1/. I agree with her and plan to up her calories, but I hate that she implied that replacing some (almost half - she said to cut it down to 4-6 feedings/day from 8-10, where we are now) of the BM she's getting with solids will help her growth. However part of me thinks what if she's right
Do you pump at all? One thing you could do would be to make bottles of double-cream milk- pump 2 bottles and let them settle, then add the cream from one bottle to the second. Yum!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"