Firstly, I'd like to mention that I'm calling DD's doctor tomorrow to make an appointment. I'm curious to know if any others have had experience with this and can give any insight.
Over the last couple weeks, DD seems to have gotten a lot chunkier. She's always been chunky. Her dad and I have both had weight problems all our life, so it's no surprise she would inherit that. But I looked at her today and was taken aback by how much her belly now hangs over her diaper and how big her cheeks look. I'm worried she's gaining too much and that I'm doing something wrong.
She drinks around 34-36 ounces of formula per day, and has been at the same amount for a while now, i.e. no recent increase. She drinks a large part of that at night - between bedtime and 2 MOTN feedings, drinking 18 ounces total. If I cut her off at 32 ounces total at night, she just wakes up more frequently. During the day, she doesn't have a desire to drink a lot at once, maybe 3 or 4 ounces. When she turned 7 months, she started getting interested in solids. I feed her 2 small meals a day, sometimes a 3rd snack. Sometimes she refuses to eat, and I don't force her. She'll eat maybe 2 Tbsp of food each time, sometimes less. She's not one of those babies that acts like they can't get enough. She eats mostly fruit and veggie purees and a little whole milk yogurt for breakfast. A week ago I started giving her Mum mums and organic puffs to teach her how to chew. She doesn't eat a lot of them, maybe one mum mum cracker and a few puffs a day. Since giving her these, I feel like she's gotten a lot chunkier. However, she doesn't have an appetite to match her apparent recent weight gain.
She's not crawling yet, so maybe when she starts moving more, it will benefit her.
Has anyone been told by their doctor that their baby is too fat, and has had to do something about it?