Anika - posted on 12/02/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hello, My daughter was born at 6lbs 7 ounces and weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce at her 1 month doctor appt. I really like her pediatrician, but he told me to schedule her breastfeeding as she had gained too much weight. I have always heard that you cannot overfeed a breastfed baby, and I want to feed her when she is hungry. I tried what he recommended, and she has actually been crying less as a result. Right now she is 6 weeks, and I still hate that she is on a schedule- although I dont follow it religiously- especially since I have heard that they go through a growth spurt this week and need more milk. Has anyone else been advised to schedule? Is 8 lbs big for 1 month ( she does not look large at all to me and is 56 cm)? My biggest problem is that I feel that I am teaching her not to communicate her needs to me. Any advice is helpful.