So glad to have found this thread...
My DD is 8 months, and she has fallen way down on the growth charts. She was born at 9 lb 1 oz, and was my second smallest baby, but not small by any means. Then we watched her slowly move down the growth charts.... 75th percentile at her first checkup, then down to 50th, then 20th... Her ped became concerned and is really pushing formula, which we are not happy about (her reasoning is that I am 13w preg, and my milk doesn't have enough calories).
I wasn't concerned until her last checkup. She gained nothing in a month, and has fallen into the 13.5 percentile. She is still in the 70th percentile for height, so she is tall and skinny (like, see her vertebrae skinny).
I still feel a let down reflex when she nurses, on demand, so I know my milk isn't low. She has plenty of wet diapers.
We decided to try more solids, which she is taking willingly. I do mix some of her foods (oatmeal, avocado purees, etc) with formula, because even though I have a good milk supply, I have never been successful at pumping. And I'd rather mix her foods with formula than water.
We are supposed to go back for another checkup in 3 weeks (her ped wants to see her every month to check her growth). I am so worried she will not gain again and... I don't know. I get paranoid, I guess.
I really wanted to wait to feed her solids so much and so often, but everyone (family and friends- not just the doctor) are concerned about her weight, and she is willingly taking the foods we offer her.
Whew! That felt good to get off my chest! Thanks so much for starting this tribe.
This is my first experience with a skinny baby. My 3 sons were always above the 75th percentile in weight and height.