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I have a very tiny daughter and the doctor wants her to visit a pediatric endocrinologist. My first child was off the charts as a baby and hung around 50 percentile as a toddler, my husband and I are 5'7" but thin, and we were small as children so we never were concerned. My second daughter, was at 40 percentile at 4 months, and has dropped since. Now at 27 months, she is 21 pounds (lost a pound from 3 months ago) and below 3 percentile. She wears 18 month clothes easily. Otherwise she is growing fine, learned to walk and talk earlier than her sister. By the way, she eats a lot, way more than her sister ever did and nurses.

 

She does have multiple food allergies, but otherwise she is a little climber, trouble maker, typical 2 year old smile.gif  The only time I notice she is "different" is when people tell me how advanced she is for her age - I then realize they assume she is around 18 months or so. When I tell them she is over 2, they go "wow, she is soooo tiny" 

 

I am a little nervous about taking her. Has anyone had a tiny child and been checked out and everything ok - and then had them "catch up"  I guess I was never concerned about her size unless it was pointed out, but now the visit to the specialist is starting to make me worry. 

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I have a little girl, too... she turns 3 in a month and is under 25 lbs. But she started out small, then fell off the chart due to feeding issues, and we've been to bunches of specialists who all give her a clean bill of health. So, it's definitely possible that your LO will be just fine, too.

That said, the drop off her curve would bother me; and with her allergies I'd wonder if there is an absorption issue or something that might explain how she can eat so well but not gain the weight. I, personally, would appreciate the chance to have experts check her out and just make sure there isn't something else going on. smile.gif They're there to help!
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I have a little girl, too... she turns 3 in a month and is under 25 lbs. But she started out small, then fell off the chart due to feeding issues, and we've been to bunches of specialists who all give her a clean bill of health. So, it's definitely possible that your LO will be just fine, too.

That said, the drop off her curve would bother me; and with her allergies I'd wonder if there is an absorption issue or something that might explain how she can eat so well but not gain the weight. I, personally, would appreciate the chance to have experts check her out and just make sure there isn't something else going on. smile.gif They're there to help!


Thanks, I would actually be ok with finding absorption issues or something - I guess that would be understandable. although other than skin reactions, she has no other issues like stomach issues, but I am not expert. I am worried they are going to say she needs growth hormones or something. I guess my mind is just wandering off and looking for things to worry about.

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