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Old 11-20-2012, 09:37 PM   #11
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #12
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Thanks, everyone!

To those who asked, I think I'll keep going for now. BF'ing suddenly got so much easier when I got my supply under control. I don't find it at all inconvenient any longer, except for pumping. However, due to my oversupply, I only have to pump 3-4 times a day now anyway and rarely on the weekends, so that's not exactly a hassle, either. She still has about 1200 oz in the freezer if I do decide to wean soon. She has started solids and is doing well except for some constipation, but I guess as long as things are going well, we'll keep going!

As a sidenote, we're changing peds. She went in for her 6-mo well baby visit today, and the ped pushed again for me to switch her to formula. I just don't get it. She weighs 17.2 lbs and is 28 inches long at 6 mos... obviously, her growth is excellent. She nurses well, and I'm willing to continue BFing. So why would I switch her to formula?? This has been a problem at EVERY appt so far.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #13
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Way to go! Aren't you glad you set the goal to get you through the first 6 months?!
Honestly, yes. When BFing was going horribly, I could always tell myself to tough it out for another few months or few weeks until I reached my goal. And then 6 months came and went so quickly!
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As a sidenote, we're changing peds. She went in for her 6-mo well baby visit today, and the ped pushed again for me to switch her to formula. I just don't get it. She weighs 17.2 lbs and is 28 inches long at 6 mos... obviously, her growth is excellent. She nurses well, and I'm willing to continue BFing. So why would I switch her to formula?? This has been a problem at EVERY appt so far.
Whoa! What a little chunker! my 18 month old DS is only around 24 lbs. - he DEF wasn't 17 lbs at 6 months!

That's unfortunate your ped doesn't support you. But I'm glad you know what's best for your baby!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:08 PM   #15
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Whoa! What a little chunker! my 18 month old DS is only around 24 lbs. - he DEF wasn't 17 lbs at 6 months!

That's unfortunate your ped doesn't support you. But I'm glad you know what's best for your baby!
She's a piggie, lol!
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Thanks, everyone!

To those who asked, I think I'll keep going for now. BF'ing suddenly got so much easier when I got my supply under control. I don't find it at all inconvenient any longer, except for pumping. However, due to my oversupply, I only have to pump 3-4 times a day now anyway and rarely on the weekends, so that's not exactly a hassle, either. She still has about 1200 oz in the freezer if I do decide to wean soon. She has started solids and is doing well except for some constipation, but I guess as long as things are going well, we'll keep going!

As a sidenote, we're changing peds. She went in for her 6-mo well baby visit today, and the ped pushed again for me to switch her to formula. I just don't get it. She weighs 17.2 lbs and is 28 inches long at 6 mos... obviously, her growth is excellent. She nurses well, and I'm willing to continue BFing. So why would I switch her to formula?? This has been a problem at EVERY appt so far.
our pedi did the exact same thing with dd! every single visit, switch to formula now, blah blah blah we switched, and it has been much better since
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #17
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our pedi did the exact same thing with dd! every single visit, switch to formula now, blah blah blah we switched, and it has been much better since
You switched to formula or switched pediatricians?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:35 PM   #18
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Thanks, everyone!

To those who asked, I think I'll keep going for now. BF'ing suddenly got so much easier when I got my supply under control. I don't find it at all inconvenient any longer, except for pumping. However, due to my oversupply, I only have to pump 3-4 times a day now anyway and rarely on the weekends, so that's not exactly a hassle, either. She still has about 1200 oz in the freezer if I do decide to wean soon. She has started solids and is doing well except for some constipation, but I guess as long as things are going well, we'll keep going!

As a sidenote, we're changing peds. She went in for her 6-mo well baby visit today, and the ped pushed again for me to switch her to formula. I just don't get it. She weighs 17.2 lbs and is 28 inches long at 6 mos... obviously, her growth is excellent. She nurses well, and I'm willing to continue BFing. So why would I switch her to formula?? This has been a problem at EVERY appt so far.
It is crazy that the pedi would say this. I would straight up ask them
"isnt breastmilk the most nutritious thing for my baby?"
And they would say yes (unless they lie and say formula is better)
"than why are you asking me to switch to something (formula) less nutritious?!"
Lol

CONGRATS ON 6 months good job mama!!
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She's a piggie, lol!
My dd is almost 5 months and is EBF and is 17lbs 2 oz
And is on the 85th percentile.
Little piggy babies are super pudgy and cute
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It is crazy that the pedi would say this. I would straight up ask them
"isnt breastmilk the most nutritious thing for my baby?"
And they would say yes (unless they lie and say formula is better)
"than why are you asking me to switch to something (formula) less nutritious?!"
Lol

CONGRATS ON 6 months good job mama!!
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