Eating lots of cake is not going to help is it?

(30 Posts)
Haywire Thu 25-Apr-13 13:01:23

Saw HV yesterday to get 12 week DD weighed as 3 months yesterday Had dropped down to under 2nd percentile from 9th ARRRGH! ( had recent thread about tiny babes in case sounds familiar everyone very reassuring and said if following line ok etc.)

HV very supportive as baby in every other way seems fine, suggested eating a high fat diet for 2 weeks then coming back but this is bunk no? I thought body took what it needed and have me the dregs so to speak. In any case I eat plenty of fat e.g butter cheese cake, biscuits, crisps I am no skinny minnie.

Feel at an utter loss as to why dd not putting on more think she just is not a big baby am veering wildly between thinking and that's ok and panic.

WouldBeHarrietVane Thu 25-Apr-13 19:48:55

Haywire, sounds like you are very well informed! Also sounds like your dd is doing well and happy with the bm she is getting.

The things I would have suggested it sounds like you've already tried:

- offering often (before she's hungry/asking)
- always offering as many 'sides' as she needs
- breast compressions to increase milk transfer

Have you considered co sleeping / more time skin to skin? Both of those can also increase feeding frequency, even at this stage. Carrying baby in a sling close to your breasts can also encourage more feeding. If you co sleep you need to follow all the safety guidance obviously.

Haywire Thu 25-Apr-13 20:03:12

Thanks tiktok for all your advice I really appreciate people taking the time to help. Have wonder weeks app on my phonesmile

Harriet I am only well informed due to mumsnet and all the great advice on these boards! We do co-sleep, well dd is in a bednest co-sleeper and I have a moby and manduca which we use every day.

Dd is feisty little thing screams like a teardactyl when she doesn't like things but rest of the time is the most gorgeous smiley happy girl.

mathanxiety Thu 25-Apr-13 20:24:32

blush 12 weeks, read it as 2 weeks..

claremp7 Fri 26-Apr-13 03:58:15

Hi for those of you wanting help and support have you got a bosom buddies group near you? We were almost about togo on to foformula but with their support. A diagnosed tongue tie and taught me how to latch on better we're still going strong ten weeks in

Gurke Sat 27-Apr-13 00:10:03

Just to add that apart from the Wonder Weeks book, I also really rate book by Spanish pediatrician My Child Won't Eat - has great chapters on breastfeeding & weight gain (or lack of) - might make you relax too, OP! His advice is much like what tiktok has said; he also has a useful section on these centiles & graphs, and why being on a low one is generally absolutely fine! Found it all very reassuring when my ds went on his first (of many) nursing strikes. Your dd sounds lovely OP & you are doing a great job.

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