My LO is 7.5 mon old. At her 6 mon appt, she dropped down to between the 10th and 25th percentile from about the 35th percentile and prior to that she was at the 50th percentile. We went in today for a weight check (I requested it since we were going in anyway for her flu shot) and she had only gained a little bit of weight and is now at the 5th percentile. So her weight gain has plateaued. The pediatrician did not seem extremely concerned at this point and said that it's ok because she is active. She wants to wait and see what happens at her 9 month check up which is 8 weeks away!
Do you think I should be concerned? I feel concerned. My husband and I are also very slim people. She did grow 1.25 in. So I get that I'm probably not going to have a huge baby, but it just seems concerning that her growth is slowing so much. She isn't crawling yet but loves to jump when we hold her upright or in her jumperoo. Loves to roll around and is starting to pivot on her belly. She is not doing so great in the solids department kind of hit and miss depending on the day.
I should also mention that she had a period of about 3-4 weeks where she did not eat well from a bottle (while I was at work) and solids. She seems to be getting back on track right now. She's still having 5 wet diapers a day although not all soaking, but the pediatrician tells me they don't all have to be soaking. She poops normally.
I think that's all the info...sorry it is so long. I'm just not sure where to go from here. I'm considering just bottle feeding her EBM...perhaps she just not getting enough from the breast? The last few days, she's actually asked for the breast (via rooting) which I haven't seen her do in forever (I know this usually goes away early).
What do you gals think?