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Old Dec 9th, 2012, 21:44 PM   1721
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We pretty much put whatever we are eating into a food processor and puree it. Doyle now has two teeth. They came up within days of each other. We are currently in a hotel room, the 6 month growth spurt hit a few days ago, hoping it will be back to normal by Tuesday when we leave at the buttcrack of dawn to start our three day drive to our new city and then onto my mom's house for Christmas.
For the drive, we invested in the pouch foods and he loves everything so far. In the past two days he has eaten at least one 3.5 ounce pack a day.
The Dr wants me to fatten him up and even suggested formula but he won't take a bottle or a sippy cup or it in a syringe. Talked to my lactation consultant and she said just to fatten him up on solids. He seems to love eating and he still is breastfeeding often. My mom can't wait to get a hold of him.
I was worried about his weight but after talking to a few friends with small babies and my lactation consultant, he is fine and growing at his own pace.



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 11:36 AM   1722
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Sounds like you're (and he) are doing great. I'd be hesitant to add formula at this point too, so I think you're doing the right thing. If you don't mind me asking, what is your doctor considering small/slow growth? Since E's eating was watched so closely in the hospital afyer he was born, I am still extra paranoid about his weight. :/



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 12:32 PM   1723
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He only gained an ounce in two months. But I was told by my lactation consultant that it was normal. The Dr was only slightly concerned since he was on the bottom of the growth chart to begin with. But after talking to a few friends who had babies in the lower ends of the growth chart and their kids caught up.



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2012, 19:27 PM   1724
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Everlee is 4 1/2 months and her ped. Had me start oatmeal cereal with her. She seems to like it. I mix her formula with it. I am getting ready to start her on purée vegetables... He ped. Recommended introducing a new veg every two days and then once I've done that then to start fruit. She said that its to make sure she likes her veges before the sweet stuff



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 13:04 PM   1725
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We haven't tried any additional foods yet. We tried applesauce again and he wasn't interested, so I think I'll wait a couple more weeks or at least until he shows interest again. He's still getting tons of breastmilk and doesn't seem unsatisfied, so no huge rush here.



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 13:10 PM   1726
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He only gained an ounce in two months. But I was told by my lactation consultant that it was normal. The Dr was only slightly concerned since he was on the bottom of the growth chart to begin with. But after talking to a few friends who had babies in the lower ends of the growth chart and their kids caught up.
E has started to catch up to his "peers," and his ped actually told us she doesn't consider him a preemie anymore since he is within range sizewise and hitting milestones. I'm still considering that he came a month early and worrying about every little thing of course though. It's weird how quick pediatricians seem to recommend formula though. You would think they'd try to encourage Breastfeeding more than they do. I'm lucky that I found one that is very bf friendly, but I've heard about some real formula pushers.



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 18:27 PM   1727
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Iain has been having solids for a couple weeks. I have been cooking batches of veggies, pureeing and freezing them. Then I have been mixing each new veggie in with his barley cereal to introduce the taste. He is absolutely loving eating!!!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 18:30 PM   1728
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What a way to celebrate three months.. reaction to a vaccine! Ugh!! Shes feeling better now but a little fussy.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 20:31 PM   1729
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aw I'm sorry armywife - hope she's feeling better soon!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 20:43 PM   1730
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We delayed this last round of shots for a few weeks. nobody wants a fussy baby when you are driving across country



 
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