Re: 9 month old "failure to thrive"
NAK here. I just wanted to share that my neighbors children were also smaller -- her bf daughter was your dd's size at a year, but perfectly healthy. She is also a small 7 y o at about 40 lbs -- small and incredibly bright, agile, confident (um, bossy), and joyful. We like to joke that it's lucky for her that shes small, bc if she had a body to match the size of her personality, no one else would be able to fit in a room with her. When my friend was worried at about the same stage you are, the doc said, "relax, some children are just naturally scrawny" -- hm. Not the best bedside manner, but it is good to keep in mind that there are always goingto be statistical outliers; it's how we get those charts. I dont understand why the doc would call her "failure to thrive" though, since she sounds fine. Lots of bf babies slow weight gain when they start crawling, and she sounds very active.
And dont let other people influence your feelings about this. If you feel shes healthy and cheerful, trust yourself. We have a statistical outlier on the other end of the chart, and I can tell you it isnt any easier socially to be big (thanks annoying ladies at the park, he is not ff and does not have diabetes).
We love babies of all sizes!
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!