Commiserate with me.
When my daughter was born, she was 6 pounds, 15 oz. 2 days later, when we were released from the hospital, she had lost less than the projected 10%, and at her 72 hour check up appointment she had not only regained her birth weight, but surpassed it.
So, the very first time her own doctor sees her, he asks if I'm breast feeding, then tells me that I don't have enough milk, that she's not eating well, that I should switch to formula - all without ever checking her hospital records, or asking what her birth weight was. Yes, she was tiny - but she was also less than a week old when he saw her. And well over her birth weight!
Today, she had her 3 month check up. She's gained 1 pound, 6 oz since her last check up 4 weeks ago. (She's 14 pounds 11 oz now) The nurse who's seeing her tells me that she's not gaining fast enough based solely on last month's weight, and that I need to supplement. I flat out refused. Then she told me I would have to have dd weighed in 2 weeks, and since she already knows the gain won't be enough we'll be starting her on cereal at her next appointment.
She'll be 4 months old. That's NOT old enough to be switching to solids. What the crap is wrong with these health practitioners? They're the ones harping on pregnant women that they need to breast feed, then they turn around and change stance? Are they getting a kickback from someone? It's absolutely maddening.
My daughter is in perfect health. She's round. She has chubby cheeks, thighs, and a wee round tummy. She's not fat - but she's not scrawny either. She is bright, alert, active and crap loads of fun. I guarantee she is not starving.
I will not be supplementing, nor will I be switching her to cereal in a month's time. I know I'm doing what's best for her, and giving her what she needs. I simply cannot believe that the doctor's office would try to change my mind like this!