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My girl is seven months now. We started to supplement with formula because I couldn't pump more than a few ounces a day and I had to return to work full time. Eventually, I stopped pumping and my supply dwindled completely and she's been on formula for about two months now. She's still a little bit, in mostly 3-6 month stuff, but 0-3 still fits as long as it doesn't have feet. She's was in the tenth percentile for height, fifth for weight, and twentith for head size at her six month appointment, which is right about on the curve she was at birth. She's started solids and eats like a champ. She seems so big, but when I compare her next to babies her age she looks like a peanut. This week she started crawling and sitting up on her own, she's also pulling herself up to standing, so I imagine that her size has nothing to do with her prowess. It seems like all the babies I know are in the 90% percentile or more for everything, I don't know any other little ones in real life.
Hi! I've been down this road before with my son and it looks like my daughter is following the same pattern. My son was 7lbs 6 ounces at birth and grew "normally" for the first 6 months. As soon as he became more mobile, he stopped gaining weight rapidly. At 1 year, he was about 14lbs. I had his pediatrician call CPS on me, despite the fact that he was nursing constantly, my supply was fine, he was eating solids and he was ahead on all milestones. She only looked at the numbers on her chart and deemed me neglectful. Bitch. He stayed a skinny little thing until about 18 to 24 months and then really started getting bigger. He is now 5 years old, 45 inches and 46 pounds, very muscular and quite smart.
My daughter is 9 months old and was 6lbs 8 ounces at birth. She never lost weight after birth and gained steadily for the first 5ish months. She has tapered off and is hovering around 14 lbs right now. She still fits into size 3 mos clothing such as certain brand onesies and shorts. She needs 6 or 9 months for pants. She wears 9 mos shirts and onesies depending on the brand. She is long, but not plump by any means. I anticipate that she will have a very similar growth pattern to her brother. She, too, is very active. She has been crawling since 5 months. She is moving around non-stop all day. She stands and sometimes cruises. She talks a mile a minute and says quite a few words. She is ahead on some milestones. She's very happy and very alert. She nurses a lot during the day. My supply is fine and she pees and poops plenty. She eats plenty of solids. I don't see her gaining any significant weight since she is so dang mobile. Her ped isn't concerned and doesn't even worry about percentiles. Health is so much more than weight and height ratios. I was a skinny minny baby, too, as were my brothers. We come from a long line of tall (except me), skinny Irish folk.
Sign us up. DD is 15 months and just 16lbs. She was 6, 6oz at birth. She went from 75th percentile in height & 25 percentile in weight to now being 10% in height and 2% weight. She is breastfed and has a dairy allergy. She eats pretty well, but we started solids late (closer to 10 mo) because we were trying to figure out the allergy. She has met all her miles stones: sitting at 4 months, crawling at 8.5 months, walking at 12 months. She is quite the chatter box now, but very hard to understand. I can make out a couple words.
I switched peds recently to get a second opinion because the first ped sent us to a dietitian - not much help for a 12 month old - and then wanted her to be seen by a GE. I didn't want to put my dd through a bunch of crazy tests because I felt like she was fine. My DH and I are both thin and I am petite. Also, I was diagnosed at 12 mo as failure to thrive but they never determined a cause. I am now 5'3 and 105lbs.
Anyway, the new ped ran a bunch of blood work and her alkaline phosphatase (sp?) came back really high like 1500 when it is supposed to be 300. So he is worried about her having rickets (vit D deficiency) so he is sending us to a pediatric kidney specialist at the local children's hospital. Our apt is tomorrow. so wish us luck. I guess the Vit D deficiency can either be because she isn't getting it in her diet or because she has a genetic disease that makes her resistant to any vit d. We are hoping its just diet. But also hoping she doesn't have rickets. Hopefully she is just a tiny baby like her mama. But i must say it is a bit disheartening when I put her shorts or dresses on and they are size 3 months. Makes me a little worried. And like other moms here have said the looks she gets when people see her walking around are amazing. I think its because she is so cute, but deep down, I know part of it is because they think a 6 month old is miraculously walking. sigh!