Re: solids questions
Couldn't agree more. And my pediatrician would agree, too: she always tells me that until one, solids are just for fun. Although she is a big believer in vitamins- has your LO had his iron checked? Anemia can sometimes crop up later in the first year, and cause growth to slow more than it ordinarily would. And it generally does slow down! As a brestfed baby becomes mobile, he wil typically drop some percentiles on the charts, as all the calories that used to get turned into fat get turned into motion, instead. My pediatrician recently told me that she thinks that breastfed babies get lean at this point in part because "they aren't walking around with a bottle hanging out of their mouth all day."
Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy
What chart is your pediatrician using? The old charts, developed using data from formula-fed babies, or the new WHO charts for breastfed babies? When you plot a breastfed baby on the formula charts, the baby often seems to be growing "too fast" during the first half of the first year, and "too slow" during the second half of the first year. But really the breastfed baby is exhibiting what we should consider to be the normal, baseline growth pattern.
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