Katherine - posted on 08/21/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
This is my first time posting but my pediatrician is pushing me to stop breastfeeding and I need mommy advice!! My son is 10 months old and I really want to breastfeed to the one year mark. At his last check up, the dr was concerned about his weight - he is in the 3rd% and has dropped in percentiles since his 6mo check up. He is gaining weight (just dropping percentiles) and maintaining his percentile in height and head circumference. He nurses (or has a bottle at daycare) 4-5 times a day and eats solids 3 times a day. He has plenty of wet and poopy diapers and is a very happy baby! When we give him solids, we feed him until he refuses to open his mouth anymore and I let him nurse until he seems full. If he pulls off early, I keep trying to put him back on until he starts screaming at me and pushing away - he doesn't want more milk. His dr said my milk may not have enough fat in it (is this even possible?) and that I should wean or replace some feedings with formula. I don't want to do this and create a supply issue. Also, I worked really really hard to get this far with nursing and I would like to do the whole first year if possible.
He seems happy and healthy to me even though he is smaller than most other kids. He's meeting all his developmental milestones - he was the 1st kid in his daycare room to start crawling, he's very active, pulling up on everything, standing on his own, etc. I'm not worried about him except that the dr now has me second guessing myself and wondering if I'm accientally depriving him in some way. Any advice???