my baby was 7lbs 11ozs 8 weeks ago at birth. today she is 8lbs 4 1/2 ozs. she is breastfed, aparently she is not putting on enough weight. hv and dr said give one formua feed a day. i'm upset that my boobs apparently aren't giving her the good start she should have. i'm hurt that they would suggest bottles when they are supposed to be promoting breastfeeding. it goes against what they led me to believe was 'right'. confused. i have low iron count/am anaemic, is this the reason? she's grown in length and her head has grown. any advice please? well, she was weighed yesterday and had put on 11 and a half ounces! so that's great! didn't go to my hv, just went to a drop in centre and the hv there was GREAT. she immediately said that my low iron AND 'bad birth experience' wee cotriuting factors to bubs not fattening up. i am over the moon. the domperidone worked? or maybe my better 'mood' amd iron? the hv said hopefully she'll have made at least half a pound next week. if not..formula...arghhhh(that was the only downside) have we BOTH turned a corner this ast week? fingers crossed. 22nd oct well had her weighed yesterday and she made another half a pound! yipee. she had had 4 formula 'top ups' not replacement feeds. oh really liked feeding her and it gave the grandparents chance to take her out for longer than an hour! she looks like she's bloody thriving now! so thanks for all your help on this matter, it has been useful and has contributed to baby abigail piling on the pounds and ounces!