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My son has dropped to the 8th percentile for weight. He is still in the 98th for height and is very active.<br><br>
I wasn't overly concerned but today he only did 3 wet diapers. Two of them were sopping wet. I think he may have peed in the bath. We were all in the bath and it looked like he was about to but then dd blocked the view....<br><br>
He nurses for or 5 times a day and I hear him swallow and see milk. His first and last feeds of the day are when he feeds best. The rest of the time he is easily distracted and doesn't feed for long.<br><br>
He is eating some solids about 3 times per day. I don't give him anything else to drink. I figure milk is better for him than water so I haven't given him water.<br><br>
My Dr queried my supply and how much solids he was eating at the last visit as he had dropped down from the 40th percentile.<br><br>
He seemed happy that he was VERY active.<br><br>
I was just concerned today because he hadn't peed much.<br><br>
Yet he is very happy, sleeps well and is doing everything he should be- and some things he shouldn't!!!!!!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My son has dropped to the 8th percentile for weight. He is still in the 98th for height and is very active.<br><br>
I wasn't overly concerned but today he only did 3 wet diapers. Two of them were sopping wet. I think he may have peed in the bath. We were all in the bath and it looked like he was about to but then dd blocked the view....<br><br>
He nurses for or 5 times a day and I hear him swallow and see milk. His first and last feeds of the day are when he feeds best. The rest of the time he is easily distracted and doesn't feed for long.<br><br>
He is eating some solids about 3 times per day. I don't give him anything else to drink. I figure milk is better for him than water so I haven't given him water.<br><br>
My Dr queried my supply and how much solids he was eating at the last visit as he had dropped down from the 40th percentile.<br><br>
He seemed happy that he was VERY active.<br><br>
I was just concerned today because he hadn't peed much.<br><br>
Yet he is very happy, sleeps well and is doing everything he should be- and some things he shouldn't!!!!!!!!!</div>
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I would offer water with meals or try and get him to nurse more, although I know how difficult it is!
 

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I'm just worried that if he drinks water he won't drink any milk...<br><br>
I will count his diapers again tomorrow and then try and give him some water too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I would make sure he gets no other sucking- bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups.<br><br>
I would offer VERY often - at least every hour while awake- offer in new and fun places and positions.<br><br>
Co-sleep and nurse at night as much as possible.<br><br>
good luck!<br><br>
-Angela
 

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He sucks his thumb, but that is the only sucking he gets apart from on me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
He has done long stretches at night since he was a few months old so he sleeps in his bed. I don't sleep well when he is in our bed.
 

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DD is 10 months too, but still very muchly a booby baby, solids would be a second preference, but we're getting there... She also feeds a lot at night (we cosleep).<br><br>
Do you pump? I put some EBM into an open cup for her and hold it while she drinks it with her food. That might get more milk into him, and mean you wouldn't need to offer water?
 
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