Cara had her nine month appointment yesterday; she has gained no weight since her six months appointment.
The nurse who weighed Cara and measured her seemed very concerned by this little fact.
But, I’m cool with it. She’s gotten longer and come on, she walking and has been for the past two weeks. Not to mention the fact that she had salmonella poisoning for over a week. This kid is burning serious calories!
Wen Cara was born, she weighed 8lbs 3 oz and was 19 inches long; she was short and plump. This is the first time that she hasn’t been around the 90th percentile for her weight.
The nurse asked me what I was feeding Cara (I have a sneaking suspicion that the nurse thought that I wasn’t feeding Cara)and I told the nurse that probably 80% of Cara’s diet is breastmilk. I received a very shitty/judgmental look for that.
Is it wrong/bad that Cara still nurses as her main source of sustenance?
I think not.
I’m betting really tired of the breastfeeding comments and judgmental attitudes. The saying, “babies were born to be breastfed” is true! But are they only supposed to nurse until some arbitrary date?
Cara eats dinner with us. She eats tons of fresh fruits and veggies and lean meat. But, she prefers to nurse for her “real” meals and I just don’t get why people assume that’s a “bad” thing.
I even get comments from my mom.
“You’re still breastfeeding her? Aren’t you supposed to stop soon? When are you going to switch her to formula. Don’t you need a break? You’re never going to loose any weight while you’re breastfeeding her. Don’t you think you’re making her too dependent on you?”
Hmm…yes, no, hell no, no again, I would rather nurse her than loose weight, and how does me breastfeeding my kid equal me making her dependent?!
So, I’m going to continue to boob my genius baby and supplement with nutritious finger foods and everyone can just get over it. So there.