My YDD had her 2 month appointment last week and a f/u appt (because of her reflux) this week. She weighs in at 14lbs 3oz at 10 weeks. Before her appointment, I realized that she is rather chunky but because I breastfeed her and she does not seem to eat more than her sister I was not concerned. Until her appointment. The doctor seemed pretty concerned because her percentile has increased a lot (she was a 36 weaker born at 6lbs 5oz) and said we should just keep an eye on it. She then leaves so nurse can give LO her shots and comes back to say she is concerned again. She tells to try to cut a night feeding and to only let her eat from one breast so as to not get the fatty milk in. Now, I have always thought that the fatty milk comes in after you feed them for a while not at the beginning so I'm not sure she knows what she's talking about.
I had a similar issue w/my youngest but the w/the opposite problem. She has always been under the 5th percentile and the NPs and doctors were concerned for a while that she was not gaining appropriately, etc. I even followed up on a referral to a feeding specialist who told me that my pediatrician was overreacting. Turns out she is just petite and everything turned out ok. I am wondering if YDD will eventually just even out? I am a breastfeed on demand kind of person and I think she is too young to try to restrict her feeding times. Before she started getting treated for reflux, I think she was nursing often to relieve pain but her feeding times seem to have normalized. But the doctor made it seem like she could have an underlying issue eventually or that she might "continue down the path" to be overweight. anyone with experience?