My 10 wk old girl is 14 lbs. I met a 6 month old little boy baby yesterday that was 18 lbs. I guess I shouldn't compare babies, but my little girl does get comments like "my! what a chunker!" or "wow! look at those cheeks!" I still feed her on demand and it's on average 5-15 min every 1-2 hours when she's awake, which is about 5x a day. Is my milk high fat possibly? My diet is loaded with raw fruits/veggies and whole grains. I am dairy free and do eat hummus or meat once or twice a day, no desserts either! I wonder why she is in the 95th percentile for weight at her age. On average, she is as big as a 4 month old and she is only 2 1/2 months. Better to be overweight than under weight I suppose?
Don't worry about her size. At this young age thatt they are growing at all is the most important thing. I did bf on demand and my son was so chunky. Got the same comments! He at about every 2 hours for the 9mo. I bf for. When he started crawling his weight went way down and now he totally changed bodies and is tall and skinny. Enjoy the fat rolls while they have them! I miss that :) Hopefully she will start going a little longer between feedings soon for your sake though! I remember feeling like bf was a full time job (and it was!)
All babies are different. My son ate on demand, but has always been long and tall, so he didn't get a lot of "baby fat" rolls. It's good for them to have some baby fat. When your daughter starts crawling and walking, it will come off. No worries.
I am in the same position as you are. My son is fed on demand. I got the same comments , and still do. I see babies that are his same age and they are slimmer than him. I have asked all my family members and his pediatrician why that is and most of the time they tell me that every baby grows differently. Which is true because a baby in the family is a month older than my son and is under weight. He is way smaller than my son, like a newborn. I would say that it is bad to neglect food to a baby. Eventually the "baby fat" should dissapear according to what i have been researching. That is true because they stretch out as they grow, and when they begin to crawl they burn all that fat.
Don't worry. You cannot overfeed a breastfed baby. My first one--25 years ago--got very chubby as a baby and I heard some of these comments too. He grew up to be a skinny handsome 6-feet man. My recent baby, now 15 weeks-old, is also breastfed exclusively and wears clothes for 6 months-old babies. He ranks in the 75% percentile for weight but in the 95% percentile for height. Don't listen to naysayers. It's all good!