Don't Believe Everything You Read
The last week or so, Truman's been going longer and longer in between when he nurses. I was getting worried that by not eating as frequently, he wasn't eating enough and wasn't growing as quickly as he should.
Today, we had our one month visit at the pediatrician (which was actually at 5 weeks, not 4). I nearly fell over when I saw the weight on the scale: 11 lbs, 1 oz. That means that he's gained OVEr 2 pounds in 3 weeks. The pediatrician said that OF COURSE he's eating well! I must be a good producer and he must be an efficient eater.
And here I had been freaking out because everything I had been reading said that babies at this age shouldn't be going more than 2-3 hours between feeding. He's been eating every 3-4 hours during the day, but sometimes up to 5 and longer at night. Truman's in the 75 percentile for his height, weight and head circumfrence, so he's perfectly healthy and perfectly proportional.
YAY! A healthy baby!