DS2 is 7.5 months old and 11lb 10 ounces. He's not on the WHO charts or the WHO charts adjusted for Canada - or the formula charts either! Way below. He's happy, strong, doing what he should be doing developmentally, etc. He's still growing head and length which are on the charts. And he's gaining weight, just slowly. We've had various tests done and are waiting for an appointment with a pediatric GI. My doc has warned us that the GI may want a feeding tube or for me to wean him and put him on a high calorie/fat formula, neither of which I'm planning on doing yet, but I can't decide if I'm being reckless and damaging him long-term by not doing those things. I want to find out WHY he's not gaining (there is evidence he is lactose intolerant, but why, how do we fix it, etc are my questions for the GI) and fix it, not just throw formula at him. I understand about brain development, catch-up growth etc, but I feel like because he is gaining somewhat that we have TIME to figure this out! This is not a medical emergency! But am I endangering my son??
I guess I'm hoping to hear from other mamas who are or have been in a similar situation. I wouldn't worry if he was just a *little* skinny. DS1 was about 3rd percentile at this point and we weren't worried - and I would LOVE 3rd percentile now!
Thanks for listening! :)