Ellen - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 108 moms have responded )
Our family doctor referred us to a pediatrician when my son was around 6mths as he wasn't gaining as much weight as he should, according to the charts. Even though he is a very happy, healthy and active baby and my milk supply was very good, the pediatrician advised to cut back breastfeeding to only after my son had eaten food. We did this and also continued to breastfeed him before nap time and bed time plus 1-2 night feeds. He recently went for his follow up appointment and is 9mths old. Again the doctor advised that breastfeeding him was preventing my son from gaining weight properly and advised giving him formula instead. I am trying not to let it get to me but it has now been twice that he has pretty much said stop BF my son and use formula instead. He is off the bottom of the chart for his weight but height is between the 5th and 10th percentile. He is very active and hitting all of his milestones, some of them early. The only health concern we have is that the doctors keep saying that he isn't gaining enough weight, according to the charts....