Lindsay - posted on 12/11/2010 ( 50 moms have responded )
So my son, Adrian, had his 10 month checkup this week. The growth chart shows that he's lost 2 pounds since his last checkup. He's been sick quite frequently, he started daycare this summer. He's had ear infections, pink eye, colds and he's just getting over a bad stomach bug right now. So needless to say, poor kid has been sick nonstop. I'm sure that's a big part of his weight lose.
My pediatrician tells me to put him on formula, since he's losing weight. Why is it the first thing to blame is the breastfeeding? When breastfeeding has more calories than formula? I wasn't happy, I'm probably going to switch doctors. I think I'm going to up his solid food intake. Right now he gets an iron cereal/oatmeal in the morning, mixed with fruit. Afternoon he gets a veggie. And for evening time he gets an organic meat dinner, usually mixed with veggies.
Any advice ladies? I was thinking about bumping up the solid food a bit and trying to nurse him more often. I also bought some of those gerber yogurt drinks and other high calorie content food. My milk production is now only in one breast but he gets enough milk from it. I don't see how breastfeeding could cause him to lose weight. Argh. : /