Hello All, My precious LO is 11 weeks old. Her birth weight was 6lbs 3oz (25th percentile). She weighed 12.5 lbs at her 2 mo check up (75th-90th percentile). I have read some reports online about rapid weight gain in infants leading to childhood obesity. I am worried about this and want to know if anyone has any advice.
We had some issues early on with acid reflux, gerd, and colic. She is on Alimentum and a variety of meds to help with the reflux. She throws up a few times a week. Our Ped. was never overly concerned about the vomiting because she keeps gaining weight. Otherwise, she is perfectly healthy.
She eats between 2 - 4oz every 2-3 hours. She is down to 2 feedings each night. I have made every effort to only feed her when she is hungry. I don't feel like I am over feeding.
My first concern is that her weight gain is abnormal and in some way my fault. My second concern is that something else may be causing the weight gain and is totally unrelated to her food intake. My third concern is that I am overreacting to all of this and she just went through a growth spurt.