Friday, April 1, 2011
Angel's 2 Month Birthday Checkup
Angel had her two month well baby visit at the pediatrician on Monday and here were her stats:
Weight: 12 lbs 5 oz (90th percentile)
Height: 22 in (75th - 90th percentile)
Head Circumference: 39 cm (50th - 75th percentile)
She is doing great in every aspect!
Angel had been having major gas problems and not only was she physically in pain and crying a lot, but her farts were smelly as can be. The poor girl would cry for hours in the evening and then would wake herself up with farts too! At her 2 week appointment the doctor said she was bloated, but the symptoms didn't start showing up until after that appointment. We emailed the doctor 2 weeks ago and her recommendation was to take out all dairy from my diet since I'm breastfeeding. That is what I had to do with Sweet Pea and it drove me crazy! I am a lover of all things dairy and Daddy says that I use food as a delivery mechanism for cheese. :-) Needless to say I was desperate to find another solution to the problem.
I was hopeful that I had found a solution because Angel was no longer crying for hours in pain, but she was still farting some and I was afraid that she would still be bloated (I couldn't tell myself...I'm really oblivious and unobservant). So when we went into the doctor and she said that she wasn't bloated at all I was elated!!!! My tricks had worked! I told the doctor that I had started pumping prior to feeds to get out the first 1/2 ounce of foremilk and threw it away. (The foremilk is gassier and if you have too much milk supply then your baby gets too much foremilk and doesn't get enough hindmilk.) I also use a little gripe water when I haven't been able to pump and she is starting to exhibit signs of gas pain. Thank you internet for giving me something to try besides removing all dairy!!!!
That was our only concern going in and it turned out to be a non-issue so we couldn't be happier! We love you Angel!