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Old 08-02-2004, 05:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It's diaper related cause dd had her 12 month check up today (she'll be 12 months on THR) and the PA liked her diaper, although she was kinda shocked at the fact that I wash them myself.

DD topped the scale at 17lbs 1oz. She's definitely at the bottom of the scale as far as weight, but she's a petite baby, and she was 4 weeks early.
Her Dr. told me that this is "alarming" and that she's lost some weight - she was 15 lbs 3 months ago - so she gained 2 lbs (WHATEVER).
He said I "must" have the TB test done, which I did just to be on the safe side, although I have originally refused to have it done, but DH was exposed years ago, so I just wanted to make sure.
This DR is really starting to piss me off! : I don't think that her weight is alarming, she looks like a perfectly healthy baby.

So, how much does your August 2003 baby weigh OR how much did your DC weigh at 11/12 months?
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:38 PM
 
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my 11 month old is 18lbs, but DS1 was 16lbs at his 1 year check up. Your daughter sounds fine; follow your gut.
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1 month ago on his b-day 7/2/04 Luke weighed 26#'s

Good for you that they noticed your babe's dipe! We went for our 1 year check up and say a Family practice doc (for the first time our ped wasn't available) and they uttered not a word!
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My dd weighed 19 lbs at 12 months.

I would say if your dd is meeting her milestones...thriving, happy, developmentally on track...nursing well...and your mommy instinct tells you she is happy and healthy-then not to worry. Switch Doctors.

Those charts are based on super small homogenous sets of babies...formula fed...blah blah blah....They are not one sized fits all...
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Did she go down in percentiles from before? My DD was 18.5 at her 12 month. The pedi told us to start putting weight on her, more because she was 75% at birth (3 weeks early), 50% at 6 and 9m and now only 20%. (Still around 85% for height).

If the pedi is worried, I would ask him how to get the weight on because let me tell you, it's not easy. My peanut still only weighs 19pds and she's 14 months today..
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dd weighed 17 lbs at 1 year. i have a niece who weighs 18 lbs and she is 18 months old (she walks, eats great and is meeting all milestones, just petite).

after trying several peds, i finally found our current ped who is pro-family bed & extended breastfeeding and doesn't give me crap about delaying and/or not vaxing. other peds were concerned about my son's weight gain. our current ped indicated that it should not be the goal for every child to be in the 50th percentile and that a child who is in the 10th percentile can be perfectly healthy as long as he is eating, drinking, meeting milestones, etc.

don't worry, mama!
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LOL My ds was 25 # at a year. LOL But my babies are big. I think it sounds like you know that she is doing well...go with your gut!
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Braedon hasn't been weighed in a bit but he will be 1 on the 29th of Aug. He is about 11 months 1 week now. I *think* he weighs about 18-19 lbs. He was only 2 weeks early but I had severe pre-e and he wasnt getting nutrients he needed in utero so he was born at 5lbs 3oz 17 inches. Hes now about 27 inches 18-19 lbs. She sounds normal to me.
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i took roman in for his 12 mo appointment on july 22nd (his birthday was july 24th) and he weighed 22lbs 13oz .
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DS is 13 months and 23 lbs.
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Jonah is big at 9months he weighed 26.5lbs
Katie was big too and at 12m she was 21lbs

She sounds perfect, I wouldn't worry, a month early even, she sounds right were she should be. I'd be annoyed at the Dr too, but let other mom's put you to ease
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Ds weighed 18lbs 6 oz. at his 1 year checkup last week. He is in the 2nd percentile for weight. He has consistently gone down from the 25th to the 10th to the 5th to the 2nd. Our ped does not care about the charts. Follow your gut--does your dd look healthy, eat, is she getting around? She was 4 weeks early and you have to take that into account. I'm surprised your ped. isn't adjusting her weight for her age.

You would know if there was something wrong....and as my ped said, with the obesity epidemic in this country, he'd rather have a skinny kid than a heavy one...

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At 12 months, our Boo weighed in at 24 pounds, 11 ounces.

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Oh for crying out loud :. I swear, if she was porky he'd be on you to not nurse her so much , and that she'd not meet her milestones. WhaEVA!! Stupidness, i tell you. If she's on her own curve and not dropping (clearly not!) and you KNOW she is well and lively, her eyes are clear, frequent pees and poos,e tc. tell him to shove off. I would personally be shopping for a new ped!
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Poppycock on them.

I was 8+ at birth and 16lb at a year. Ds1 was 19 at a yr, ds 2 was 18 at a yr and dd was 17 at a yr. All full term babies who basically 2x the first yr instead of 3x. urrent munchkin is already 15lb at 4mo-- so I'm not sure what he'll look like in 8mo. Size is not always an indicator of health. If nothing else is sending up red flags I wdnt worry too much.
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I've got you beat! Dd#2 weighed a whopping 16lbs 8 oz at her 12 month appt She is perfectly healthy and the ped is not concerned FWIW...dd#1 weighed 24lbs at 1 year...go figure. Maddie will never wear a large diaper :LOL She just now fits in a size 12mo.
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my first was 20-lbs even at a year. and 23-lbs at 2-years.

my second was a chunka monka as a baby. born 7-lb 2-oz so not big, but gained fast! was over 17.5 lbs at six mos old. she was 19.5 lbs at a year. just over 20-lbs at 15-mos. our ped isn't worried.

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DD was a solid 8lbs at birth, but was 19lbs at 12 mos. So much for tripling her birthweight. Our ped wasn't concerned at all, though. If your DD gained weight from your last visit, why is the ped worried? She sounds like a perfectly heathly, petite little girl!
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I don't think even dropping percentiles is alarming necessarily. Rhys was born in the 98th percentile for both height and weight and is now hovering at around 25% for weight and 40% for height. My doctor just pointed out the fact that both DH and I are short (I am 5'2" and DH is 5'6") and we both have slight builds (though currently I am rather "fluffy" my bone structure is small...small hands and small feet etc).

Some docs don't look at those obvious facts that no matter what weight your baby is born at they are likely to have a body structure similar to yours and your DHs.

If she is meeting milestones I wouldn't personally worry about it!

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Irelynn was 17 pounds at her 1 yr appt. She is just a petitte baby. Dont worry
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Liv was 9 lbs 3 oz at birth and at 12 months was 19.5 lbs. (my first daughter was half formula and half bfed and was 8 lbs 8 oz at birth and 26 lbs 10 oz at a year!!!!)

I did a google search for breastfed babies growth charts... and if you go to kellymom.com and check the charts there you might find that she is not so little compared to other breastfedbabies after all!

When I checked Liv on the ff charts she was 13% for weight.
The cdc charts (combo ff and bf) she was 23% for weight.
Breastfed charts? 40-45% for weight!!!!

Doctors... grrr.. who needs em.

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Rosie weighed seventeen pounds at the age of eight weeks, and so does her cousin, now eight weeks old. Rosie is now between 25-27 pounds depending on the scale, time of day, etc. (she turns eleven months next week).

Edited to Add: But, Rosie had major intestinal surgery and had not regained her birth weight by the time she was a month old. She was exclusively breastfed and caught up rapidly once she started healing. She wore size five pampers when she was five months old. I wonder if some of this weight gain stuff is genetic? Gracie was at the top of the charts weight wise from birth (eleven pounds, zero ounces) until she started walking. Then she dropped down to the fiftieth percentile.
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My first was barely 17 pounds at a year, he was "healthy and reaching milestones abit ahead of schedule" also. Tho we later learned he does have celiac disease which kept him small. My second was 19 pounds at a year, notta thing wrong with her, she's still a slender girl (she was exclusively breastfed too). This guy, #3, is over 20 pounds at 7.5 months. All babies are vastly different, even within the same family. That said, it's very normal for breastfed babies to chunk up rapidly at first then slim down and even *gasp* loose some once they're mobile.
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DD1 was born at 6lbs12oz and at one year was 18lbs12oz. DD2 was 7lbs12oz and at one year was 21lbs13oz. Yours seems fine to me!

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my oldest was 16.5 lbs at one year. Being small is not a medical condition that needs treatment! Unless the doctor can point out signs that something is wrong, don't sweat it...and go find a new doc!
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My DD is around 22+lbs at 11.5 months. She looks very petite but everyone says her weight is large for her age.
I know someone who has a two year old who is JUST creeping toward 20lbs.

I was 10lbs at 12 months, but I was very ill throughout my infancy
DH was closer to 30lbs at this age, and he most definately was not ill! :LOL

It really, really varies. Aside, if your baby is really active chances are her weight will stagnent or even lose just a little.
My DD has been "around 20lbs" since she was six months old! she was a real porker at 4, 5 and 6 months - then she learned to crawl. :

She lost a bit of weight, and then stayed around that size until just recently. There's a really, really wide range of 'normal'.

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It really, really varies. Aside, if your baby is really active chances are her weight will stagnent or even lose just a little.My DD has been "around 20lbs" since she was six months old!
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Hello :-) New here :-)

My dd was 10lbs 12oz at birth, so if they are supposed to triple their birth weight, my dd should be almost 33 lbs at a yr? I Think Not!! LOL!

Anyway, she's only 9 mos old and 21 lbs, so I don't think she's gonna make it :-) I agree with the others, your child sounds fine, If you think she's doing ok, then go with your instincts :-)
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Thank you everyone for your responses and your kind words.
I totally appreciate your words of encouragement.

Here's what kills me: I know better than to get freaked out about him saying her weight gain is "alarming", but what if I didn't, what if I was a clueless mom who believed everything the Dr. said. Can you imagine the level of stress a stupid comment like that can cause a parent who doesn't know better? These Dr.s are so aggravating!! I am so annoyed!
I'm gonne give him one more chance, and then I'm moving on.

Thanks again
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Were you a small baby?

My ped was hassling me about my ds (20lbs at 12 months) but that is two pounds more than I weighed at 12 months and I was formula fed. It amazes me that doctors don't ask about the parents weights as babies or even look to see if they are petite (i'm 5'2''-- what does he expect?)
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