My EBF 4-mo-old DS dropped from 51st percentile at his 2 mo well baby visit to 27th at 4 mo visit. The 27th percentile doesn't worry me--DD has always been between 5th and 15th percentile. The drastic drop is a little concerning. He is perfectly happy and healthy in every way I can tell--he smiles, laughs, makes eye contact, is developmentally on track, nurses every 3 hours or so. I wouldn't worry if this happened when he was learning to crawl or walk, when babies usually tend to slim down.
Instinct tells me he is fine. I just worry when my very very pro bf ped looks at me and says,"You could go ahead and start solids." My response was, "Oh, we're going to wait at least 2 more months." Her:"Well, yes, normally, but..." Me:"His weight?" Her:"We just don't want to see him any thinner." I was thinking "what's the big deal, his percentile has dropped a little," but this was before I saw it was down to 27 (was thinking maybe 40-ish).
Clearly, at 4 mo, I just don't feel he's ready for solids. I'd like him to at least be able to sit independently before we go there.
So, I'm thinking I'll just offer the breast more often, like every 2 hours whether or not he seems hungry. I'll check his weight in a couple weeks and see how we're doing. Does this make sense? Or am I taking the situation too lightly?