Cindy, don't get discouraged! Keep up the good work!
My little guy dropped off, too. At his one year visit he was in the second percentile. The doc wasn't overly concerned but did mention the words "Growth Clinic," which put me into a frenzy.
My ds was also eating table food with normal development in every area. I knew in my heart my ds was getting exactly what he needed from me. Still, I felt a ton of guilt!
I weighed him on a digital scale at my BF support group every week and called it in to the doc's office. He gained very slowly. As long as he wasn't sick he at least maintained his weight. Then I only called it in every other week and then once a month. He showed a pretty steady growth. It was just very slow.
The only thing I did differently was to make sure he was offered table foods with a little more fat. Like, real butter instead of margarine and cooking with whole milk. Peanutbutter cookies at snack time, etc.
I nursed him to 21 months. I was ready to stop pretty early (after five rounds of mastitus in the first six months) but I stuck it out passed a year until I was confident he was growing.
At his 24 month check he was back up to the 20th percentil for weight.
|He's right on track developmentally, and is basically a happy, healthy, active boy. Just really little.
I used mm tea, too. I like it with honey. Hang in there! You're doing a great job!