I have two amazing babes, and we are now at roughly 5 months actual, 3 months adjusted.
We just had a ped appt for DD's reflux but they did a weight/height check on both at the time. DS is weighing in at a 15 lbs while DD is 12 lbs 5 oz. Both are 23 inches long.
Doc seems to think that DS is eating too much and wants me to stop MOTN feeds (he only has 2). We've always fed on demand by going off hunger cues, and they've always been able to let us know when they do not want to eat. We couldn't force them to eat if we tried.
DS is not 'overweight', he has all the appropriate amount of rolls and perfectly kissable cheeks. He's just short so his rolls are more noticeable.
Am I crazy for not stopping MOTN feeds?! DD is up anyway and we only go in and feed if he's showing serious hunger cues anyway so it's not just a soothing technique.
I normally trust our ped 100% but I'm second guessing myself here. If he had been a full term baby this wouldn't even be a concern, so I'm turning to the other preemie mommas!
I know ultimately, my kids, my choice, but any insight would be awesome
ETA: Not sure if it makes a difference but both DS and DD were born at 3lbs 3 oz so the rate of growth may also be a factor.
Re: stopping MOTN feeds for my (ex) 30 weeker?
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Could it be that your doc is more concerned with a sleep schedule than too much weight gain?
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