Desmond's 4 month check up
We had Desmond's 4 month yesterday. He is 12.36lbs and 23.19 inches long. He is 9% for weight and 7% for height. At 2 months he was 10.5 lbs and 21.7 inches. The dr didn't like how little he was and said I need to start supplementing with formula. :( He eats all the time and I'm producing milk. He's a very happy and strong baby so it makes me sad I was told that.
However I asked some ladies on a FB page for around here and they said if you go by a BFing chart the percentiles are completely different and that he is actually average for his size and age. They said that they base that off of formula fed babies and that I don't have to supplement if I didn't want to because he is still growing and I shouldn't worry about it (one of them was a Douala and I think LLC too). So that made me feel better.
I knew he was a lot smaller than my girls because he is still in size 1 diapers and 2s look huge on him lol. Although I did upgrade him to 1-2s for night :) But that's only because I have about 800 of those LOL! But he is a little baby. Heck he still fits in nb size onesies! Although I did go through his drawers and put his 0-3 months away for he can wear his 3-6s.
He has a follow up appt next month to see how he's gaining. I really like my dr a lot. He's very nice and listens to you. I think maybe he just had a bad morning (he was running at least 45 minutes behind) because he kept telling me it's not that my BM wasn't enough but that they like to see babies gain more weight.
So that's my update :)