hi mommy naobe kirsten, cheer up
if its any consolation si bebe Julia namin was only 5.10kg when she was 5 mos old - mas magaan ba sa bebe mo
now Julia is 2 years old and 3 months old and knows her ABCs, madaldal, makulit at very healthy.
what i learned from my pregnancy and pagiging nanay ay - mothers milk is still the best kind of milk. its the milk for our babies. hanggat kaya natin na magpa-breastfeed, trust that God provided us with the means to nurture our babies. mahirap talaga pag nakikita natin yung mga commercial of really really big babies
i myself had a very hard time!
but i soon learned from other breastfeeding advocates and moms that sa pagtingin ng weight ng baby iba iba talga ang metabolism ng bawat bata, and if breastfed or not. as long as your baby increases weight every month okay un.
for my own peace of mind and my husbands, we consulted Dr. Patricia Kho who is a lactation consultant - by profession isa siyang OB Gyne, pero she is also an accredited lactation consultant. super bait, promise. i would really like to recommend that you consult with her while your pedia is away.
kami din nag-alala kase laging nasa lowest percentile ng weight chart yung baby namin. pero ang importante is that she was reaching the developmental milestones -- ito yung mga signs of growth like gross motor development, fine motor development, mga cognitive skills. kahit ganun yung weight niya di na kami pinagamit ng heraclene. hanggang ngayon nag-b-breastfeed sa akin si bebe Julia, although she also drinks formula.
hope this helps