Please don't move this thread as I'm after advice from all mums, not just BFing mums.
My DD is 4 months old (18 weeks) and she is my everything. I'm just concerned about her current growth.
Yesterday she weighed just under 5.2kgs (she was 3kgs at birth). She on average had been gaining about 135 grams a week (is BF) up until a month ago, she has slowed right down. In the last fortnight she has only gained 120 grams and the fortnight before that 140 grams. She still feeds 5/6 times a day. I try to feed her more but she's just not interested/hungry.
It appears on all measurements she has slowed right down and this greatly concerns me. Last Friday her head cir was 40.2cms (37.4 at birth) and her length was 59cm (47cm at birth). My GP weighed her with her warm winter clothes on and she was 5.5kgs (so he wasn't concerned, even though I was). He left us with the nurse to give DD her 4 month old injections before I had a chance to voice my concerns... grrrr.
All that is going through my head is failure to thrive!!
Yes she is still having wet nappies, but they aren't really wet. She does seem happy and content. But still fits in newborn or 000 clothes and is so tiny.
I weighed the same as DD when I was born but my mum says I was a fatty at 4 months, and I've seen the pics But then I was FF and on solids from 3 months
I rang the BFing association and they said to just feed her whenever she is awake!! I try giving her more feeds but she's just not interested
My GP is a pain, haven't seen a CHN in a while, my mum says start her on solids or top her up on formula, the lady from the breastfeeding association says DON'T do this and my partner isn't too concerned at all. He thinks she is growing just fine.
I'm at my whits end, been given heaps of different advice and I just don't know what to do. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about my long rant...
I want to keep BFing for as long as I can but at the same time I want my baby to gain weight. Even on the WHO BFing chart she has dropped back from 20 to 3 percentile recently.