Thanks for all the comments. I know I have told my husband about the water, Im not sure why the older ones feel the need that babies should have some and I have read to him where they get all they need from breastmilk. He said he wouldnt be doing it again but since "mother suggested it" he thought hey since him and his siblings were fine she must have been right.
Oh he has grown But his weight and height are off oon his chart? I am sorry They said his growth is off? It scared the lights outta me. But he has grown some. He was 10.1 at the end of december and He is now 11 pounds 9.1 ounces
His height is now 23.75 inches, where in the end of december the 30 it was 23 inces.
They say that is off of his curve and want to monitor. WHich again scared me because I thought that I am failing to feed him enough.
He does eat about every two hours, Some times it is sooner some times its is longer. Its generally longer if he is down sleeping becuase of a car ride or he was snuggled up when he went to nap.
He eats atleast 8 times, I am not sure of the exact amount some because sometimes at night he wakes up several times to eat and we are both still a bit asleep. Since he woke this morning "and is up for the day" he has eaten 3 times, and about 2 or three late at in the night.
I pump about two ounces at a time when I am away from him. the morning pump at 9 or 10 is usually about 2 oz then the two noon ones range between 2 and 3 oz. Which I was told should be more since he was getting older,
Im now taking reglan. "i stopped taking the fenugreek because they said to see how the reglan does on its own. I took two pills friday and will be taking 3 pills 10mg a day. Im not sure how long it will take to start working.
About an hour after he eats i get about an ounce or less. Sometimes a lil more depending on how the nursing went sometimes hardly a drop becuase he wants to stay attached. Like this morining he wanted to nursein a bit because of his nap..thats generally what he does he uses me as a pacifier "which i dont mind at all" and will nurse himself with comfort to sleep. I let him lay there doing this for about 15 mins till he lols his head away and I know he is truely sleeping.
Sometimes my husband says he will talke the 5 even 6 oz and sometimes he will not. But he says that these amounts last him just as long as the 3-4 oz does?
I hate being away from him and it broke my heart the other day. Pedi also said he didnt agree with who and aap about starting solids at 6 months. I feel I will let my child leade this and hopefully it will be best.
Im afraid and Dont want to have to supplement. THough i do know that this isnt a bad thing and that many people do this but With everythign that has happend from my labor to now. I really want to strictly give bm.
Thank you ladies. Please tell me if this is really off for a 4 month old, Born oct 29th. I know that he should probably weight alot more though. According to so many other people. But I do have to say that the dr did say that he was acting ok. Lauging talking playing and then crying when he got his shots. and trying to stand up and was very alert. That is one thing that amazed the dr was how alert he was like he was trying to figure the dr out and ask ? he wuld look at the dr and gurgle and talk and then stare and laugh. SO I dont know.
Thank you so much.