Kate - posted on 08/10/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I need some advice. I just brought my exclusively breastfed, nine month old baby girl in for her checkup and she has dropped from 16lbs 5oz at 7 months to 16lbs 1oz at 9 months and has not grown in length at all. I am also currently 13 weeks pregnant, the doctor said that the new pregnancy could be causing my milk supply to drop off and that I should start supplementing her with formula. My daughter has started wanting a lot more solids lately, she doesn't like many purees and prefers to have whole, well-seasoned foods that are cut into bite-sized pieces. Has anyone else run into a similar situation while breastfeeding? I do not want to have to give my daughter formula now when we have made it this far. The doctor also said to cut down on her solids intake over the next few weeks while we give her formula. Any idea why? It seems like that would overall decrease he calorie intake. If we did choose to supplement shouldn't we do it in addition to the solids to provide her with as much as possible? Developmentally she is up to speed. She sits up, can but refuses to crawl and pulls herself up to standing. P.S. This doctor also scheduled my daughter for an ultrasound at 7 months because she felt pea-sized lymph nodes in her groin area. (Turned out to be completely normal) She also just x-rayed my baby's head today because she thought her soft spot might be closing too quickly. (Still waiting to hear back on that one.) I would like to be happy that I my baby has such a thorough doctor, but I also am worried that she is creating a lot of unnecessary worry about a healthy baby.