Hey guys, I'm a FTM with an almost 8 month old baby boy. He weighs just at 17 pounds and is exclusively breast fed. He dabbles in solids, but he mostly just plays with it. He is long and lean, and doesn't have "rolls" or very much baby fat. He doesn't look unhealthy though. DH and I were both small, lean babies and lanky kids. (And we still are, kinda haha)
Anyway...sorry for the rambling but it is hard not to second guess myself! All of my friends' babies are very fat and chubby, even a few babies that are younger than him. And I tend to think "fat baby = healthy baby" even though I know it isn't necessarily true. I guess I just need some reassurance that he's normal! I've heard that breastfed babies taper out in weight gain after 6 months. Is this true? Did any of you have smallish babies? Now that he's starting to crawl, do I need to change my diet to get him more calories so that he doesn't lose weight from all of his "exercise"?
Thanks! Sorry I'm kind of anxious about all this!