Melissa - posted on 12/18/2009 ( 72 moms have responded )
He was 9lbs when he was born and immediately dropped to 8 while we were in the hospital. It took him a whole month to get back up to over his birth weight. His pediatrician says he is healthy and even advanced in some ways and not to worry. Well I had to move away and now have to go somewhere else and the lady (not a good dr I was told from the nurse) said he is too skinny. He is just under 12lbs now at 3 1/2 months. He eats well, has plenty of dirty and wet diapers, does all the things everything says he should (gets sleepy after eating, at least 8 diaper changes a day..etc) I just don't know what to believe, every where I go people say "wow he is so tiny" "he's 3 months, wow my baby was twice his size by then" and so on and so forth and it really makes me feel like crap. I just need to know if anyone else is in my position. I really really really don't want to give my baby formula, I am very passionate about exclusively breastfeeding him. I just don't want him to be unhealthy.
I guess most of this is to vent because I feel like I have failed as a mother. but if anyone is going through anything like me or has please let me know. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you ladies!