So, haha, Jill has been seen by five doctors now, and we have found one that we love! Jill is in the 80th for weight and height and 50th for head circumference, so she's doing pretty well. I had always thought that formula babies (on average) were larger than breastfed babies, but I have now learned that I was wrong. (That's just a side note.) Another encouraging note was that my doctor let me know that my breast milk continues to have all of the nutrients and vitamins that my baby needs, even at six months. I thought that Jill might start actually needing other food, because she's gotten older, but he said nope. In few cases, the breast milk doesn't have enough calories, but that's rare, and since Jill is as big as she is, that doesn't seem to be a problem in our case. :) So, that's wonderful news! I no longer have to feel guilty if I don't get around to giving Jill squash or rice cereal. :) I'm enough! Yay!
His name is Dr. Kroger, and he is with Pediatric Association of Mt. Carmel. They have three offices: Loveland, Eastgate, and Batavia.
He has six kids himself, so he would share experiences as a doctor and as a parent. I liked that. He also spent about 30 minutes with us, which I thought was amazing. It let me actually think of all the questions that I wanted to ask. Sometimes they're in and out in 5 minutes, and I don't remember everything I want to ask quickly enough. He was also Jeff's doctor when Jeff was a teenager, so that's pretty cool.