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Is this the last clue?

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by bradley10, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. <font face="Times New Roman">Got LO weighed today - help</font> He has dropped 2 percentile lines but is feeding all of the time - at least every hour. Is this the last clue of needing to wean him?
    <font size="3">Sorry ladies have turned into an emotional wreck. I can't believe I am upset at possibly needing to wean him how bloody ridiculous!</font><font face="Times New Roman">Health visitor has just rang and she wants me to take him to get him weighed at the children's centre next Tues - i.e. look at his book before making a decision. &ndash; that&rsquo;s a lot of breast feeds for a week - ah well - She is hoping its a growth spurt because although he is 19 weeks he should be 15 weeks. a bit early to wean. Thought about giving him a formula top up (is my milk not good enough?) but he won't take a bottle.</font>
  2. Chica77

    Chica77 New commenter

    I've got a couple of friends who exclusively breastfed and had to wean early as their babies had dropped down the centile lines.
    Maybe wait a few days and see if it is a growth spurt and his weight goes up a bit. Also remember that apparently those charts are designed for formula fed babies. Go with your own instincts.
    I'm sure when I was a baby the advice was to wean earlier, like 3 or 4 months anyway. I was a premature baby, born at 36 weeks. I just asked my mum when she started to wean me and she can't remember!
  3. I had this with my 2nd when she was 16 weeks - my HV told me to eat another meal (200 cals at least) like a bowl of cereal or a couple of slices of toast/jam just in case my milk was getting a bit thin and I had to go for weekly weighs for 2-3 weeks. It did help.
  4. Do what YOU feel is right. Is your son otherwise happy and healthy? My DD used to feed loads too at that age. 4 months is a big growth spurt time.
    Oats are good for milk supply. I ate oatibix for breakfast and flapjacks, it worked really well. [​IMG]
  5. Thanks ladies - I am eating like a trojan - I am only tiny and am eating more than my 6 foot 1 - big build OH.
    he is fine in himself - he would be he is feeding for around 20 mins every hour - has discovered his voice - is doing everything developmentally that he should be doing for 4 month old- has always been long and thin. Am going next Tues to have him weighed again and talk to a HV so we will see.

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