Belinda - posted on 03/19/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi ladies, I have a four months old son who is breastfed. Since he has been born he will absolutely stack on weight one week and then hardly anything the next. According to the health nurses 'charts' he is not where he should be weight wise. He is growing in length and head circumference. I have asked as long as he is doing this and is pooing and weeing isn't it okay?, but they said he really needs to be putting on something every week, at least 150g. Health nurse already has him on rice cereal and she now wants me to give him formula after his evening feed to top him up. Really didn't want to do this so expressed 100ml to top him up after evening feed. I fed him his usual feed where he fussed a bit (he is on gaviscon for silent reflux) and he took the whole bottle after. I then gave him a top up of formula, 100ml in the bottle and he took all of that! Ended up spewing up a bit when I burped him and then slept the whole night so missed his overnight feed! I want him to put on weight as the nurses worry me so much and am now worried on top of this that his sleeping through the night will lower my milk supply even more! If that's even the problem in the first place! I just thought I would make enough milk for him - supply and demand, but from the way the nurses talk that's not the case! Anybody with similar issues that can offer advice to a first time mum? Please!