Kristina - posted on 09/22/2011 ( 64 moms have responded )
ok my son is 4 months old and weights only 12lb 4oz he is 25in long he was 9lb3oz 21 1/2 in long at birth. i breastfeed 99% of the time. he eats still every 2 hours and doesnt sleep good at night. he just cut 2 teeth. my fathers girlfriend says he is too small. and that i need to switch him to formula.she says his eating every 2 hours is a sign that he is starving. i want to continue breastfeeding for another 2 months. but now im not sure if my milk is enough for him. the doc hasnt shown any concern about his weight. but she is a new doc for us our regular doc passed away this summer.
he also has rice cereal 2x a day and with it he will have fruit or vege.he loves it and chows it down. is he really under weight? i know he is getting milk it dribble out the corners of his mouth when he feeds. he keeps changing what times he eats some days he will eat every 3 hours some days after 1 hour he wants more. at night he will have milk at 5 cereal at 6 and milk again at 7-7:30 and he will go to sleep for 5 hours then he will eat every 2 hours. it is starting to be really hard for me i have 2 other children 1 in pre-k and 1 in 2nd grade. i am getting very tired and cranky and am stuck to the house bc of babies eating habits. it is starting to stress me out. my other 2 were not bfed and they slept threw the night from day 1 and ate every 3-4 hours at this point. please if you have any advice on what will help me . i know it is best to feed on demand and i try but i cant ever get anything really done my 2 other children miss my attention and my house is an absolute disaster. :(