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Ak Hippie mama Yamia DSD '03 DS '07 DS2 '09 & DS3 '12
I just wanted to add that if you were really paranoid (which you shouldn't be), my lactation consultant used to weigh my DD before and after a nursing session to make me feel more confident that I was providing her enough milk by myself. It could be an easy option to satisfy your pediatrician if it took you a while to find and switch to another one- its an accepted method to tell how much your LO is consuming. Those scales are much less expensive than a pump
I'm crunchy... Like a Dorito.
Mama to Sprout 4.09 and Bruises 7.11 handfasted to 9.07
I just charted your DD on the WHO charts.
With the weights you provided:
9 months: 16 pounds 4 oz = 7.37 kg - on the 15th percentile
10 months: 16 pounds 10 oz = 7.54 kg - on the 15th percentile
12 months: 16 pounds 14 oz = 7.69 oz - just below 15th percentile (less than 100 grams below)
Honestly, this "dip" is so tiny it may just be a case of your DD having a full bladder/bowel at the time, versus just having eliminated the earlier time.
However, it is totally normally that children drop a bit on the charts, at various times (different times from child to child, so not necessarily following the percentile!) once the child gets more mobile, around 8 months - 2 years. Usually, according to the dr we saw (very mainstream), they catch up over time, and she recommended that we weigh DD in about 1-3 months if WE were worried (she wasn't).
DD was tiny all along, below 3rd percentile for most of her first year. Her "dip" happened around 18-20 months (by which time she was up close to the 15th percentile) , she even lost a little bit of weight. She gained it back and is now in the middle between 15th and 50th percentile.