[quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Nooey
YAY CHRISTINA WOOT WOOT LETS BUST SOME MYHTS HEHE
what happened at the plunket??[/quote]
I got the usual rubbish about his weight. It started well enough and I thought "yay, finally someone who listens to [b]mum[/b] instead of those d*mned charts all the time", that was till we put him on the scale and he hadn't gained anything in the past month. So I got the whole "you should be replacing bf for solids at his age" and "introduce a 3rd meal to get more calories in him" rubbish that I have heard a million times before. So I called her out, saying he was on the 50th centile for HC, he had grown a cm in length and he is on the 15th centile on WHO's length for weight charts. As soon as I challenged her, she got her back up and said "well he's actually lost 200gms so I think that you should be feeding him more solids"!! Grrrrrr.........didn't have the charts with me to prove that milk has MORE calories than just about anything besides avocado, but seeing as she didn't want to listen to me thought it would be pointless to "argue" with her. I just said "okay" to everything she said and packed up as fast as I could and left before I did her bodily harm. I was fuming and it left me feeling a bit unsure of myself. She wants us back in three weeks for another weigh, not sure I am going to take him though, even though we have made an appointment for it. My logic for the no weight gain is this:
[item] I introduced a 2nd meal after his last weigh and though he is feeding as much as he ever was, I can only assume he's not taking as much milk.
[/item][item]I had a really bad stomach bug about 3 weeks ago, knocked me for six and basically didn't eat for 2 days, spent a whole day chucking (which I [/item][b]never[/b] do)
[item]Alex is back to taking one side at most feeds, his decision not mine and of course I can't force him to feed if he doesn't want to
So, I have basically decided to ignore Plunket for now, maybe add some of the more calorific things into his diet, but certainly not adding another meal......he'd probably be loosing weight next and then what would they say? She essentially told me to feed him more food, but what am I supposed to do if he doesn't want it.....force feed him? Now with milk, if he's not interested he starts playing up, blowing raspberries and laughing hysterically at me the cheeky monkey. LOL Everything else is all good, and points to him being fine, but all she kept harping on was his "rate of growth.......blah, blah,blah, I swear I could have swung for her. The stupid thing is she says that he looks great, good tone, alert, I seem to know what I am doing, etc but then then she starts in on how he's "not" growing". I swear I give up........I think I know better than anyone how he is in himself and as I'm with him everyday and she's not, think I'd notice if something was wrong.
Okay, rant over...happy bf ladies and [/item][b]trust[/b] your instincts (this is true too if you think something is not right), and try not to listen to those people who might try and make an issue of something that doesn't need to be made an issue of.