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I'm going to disagree with the previous poster. I certainly wouldn't panic as it sounds as though your little one is otherwise thriving and meeting appropriate developmental milestones. That said, it is worth further investigation. Babies often slow down their weight gain when they get active, but they really shouldn't lose weight.
Yes, that would concern me. A slowing down in weight gain is normal....however that is quite different from a large weight loss. 1.5 lbs is about an 8% loss for her. If it were me, I would be more pro-active about getting more food into here....maybe work on increasing milk supply (either herbally, or whatnot) and really try to encourage the higher fat solids (like avocado) and maybe even supplementation with healthy oils (like coconut oil, olive oil, etc.). I would take measures to both increasing her milk intake (encouraging more nursing, nursing at night etc.) and her solid intake.
|wow okay I'm not sure what to do--find another dr and go tell him and he will tell me to supplement with formula?
I have a problem--I think she DOES need more calories maybe--she REALLY want to eat however everything I've trialed thusfar is a FAIL---I tried avacados first and she got huge hives--bananas and green beans--now I am waiting for her cold and ear infections to pass before i trial something else- maybe it was the different scales---I should go back to WIC and weigh her on their scale (with out allergies it wasn't worth it anymore)
I was under the impression that BM was enough calories--is that sometimes not the case? what about if she's sleeping through the night? wouldn't she be up if she were so hungry? also she eats every 3 hours and doesn't want to nurse more often--
what would be an example of an underlining medical problem causing the weght loss??!!!
should I maybe trial coconut next so I can add some fat? (I was planning on doing coconut smoothies w/veggies/fruit like MUCH later like 15mo.
thanks for all your advice and help--let me know what you think.
p.s. currently my son and I are getting tested for celiac or gluten intolerance and I know that can cause absorption problems but that would only affect her if she were having gluten---am I correcT? (I'm not giving her grain until a year becuase of this possibility)--just a thought-
Did not read all the replies so this could be a repeat but scales can be very different sometimes a whole pound or more off even for babies. I would get her weight on a scale you can use on a regular basis and go from there. If she is healthy acting, pooping, and peeing I would not worry too much and just keep trying the solids. Good luck
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