Hi, my child was born at the 25th percentile for growth at 6.6 llbs, in the 1st month went up to 75th (gained 4 llbs) and at 6 mo was at 50th (17 llbs). Now at 8 mo he is at 25th (18.1 llbs) and am still BFing. I have been doing BLW as well. My child is very active, has been crawling since 6.5 mo, now up on his feet letting go with his hands. My issue is the pede only looked at his weight, not height or development to assess that his growth has slowed down and that my milk now may be the problem to be replaced/supplemented. I told her that I was very opposed to this as I had no problem with my first child (BFed til 2.5yrs- which the pede does not know about since she advised me to stop at 1yr). Now I am worried that in doing BLW I have made a major mistake and that his decline is my fault.
I live in iTaly where solid food is very regimented and measured to the gram for food, baby rice, spoonfuls of olive oil, so obviously I didnt tell her that Im doing BLW because I know I would be criticised for it. With my first I made my own baby foods but never told her what I was doing.
Should I be greatly concerned about this? I do wonder if he's getting enough. He's latched on most of the night whereas he wasnt up until 1.5 mo ago. Thanks, diana