Friday, January 11, 2013
Hats off to our pediatrician *update on breastfeeding
A few weeks ago I posted on Breastfeeding in Japan, so out of respect for our pediatrician, I would like to give an update. At the one-month exam, my daughter posted 30g/daily weight gain, probably on account of a growth spurt, and the doctor was quite pleased. At today's 2-month check, though, she registered 600g over 28 days, or 21g/day. The doctor said that while 30g is ideal, it's not a big problem, so just come back in another month since everything else looks good. I feel relieved :-) I do not, however, let the university hospital where she was born off the hook for requiring formula supplementation in the first week or its outmoded treatment of jaundice.