I posted several months ago about our daughter's low weight gain -- the doctor had told me to nurse less frequently. Fortunately, I came here and didn't heed her advice. Anyway, for several months, she leveled off at around the 8th percentile in weight, and that's where she was at 6 months.
We just had her 9-month check-up and she's fallen off the chart for weight. She's holding steady around 50% for height, but her weight percentile seems to have plummeted. She's also not interested in solids -- we've tried everything: puree, cubes, big bits -- she just isn't interested. So, basically, she's still exclusively breastfed.
The doctor wants us to have her swallow evaluated, which I suppose we'll do, but it just all seems to be a bit alarmist. She has swallowed food (bread crumbs, a bit of fruit/vegetable here, a bit of meat there), just not large quantities. And I just have a very hard time believing there's a problem. She's happy, content, and has yet (knock on wood) to have a noticeable cold or illness.
Here's her history (weight percentile in parentheses):
Birth: 5 lbs 14 oz (8%); 19.3 in
3 days: 5 lbs 12 oz (5%); 19.3 in
2 weeks: 6 lb 12 oz (10%); 19.9 in
1 month: 7 lb 14 oz (18%); 20.9 in
2 months: 9 lb 10oz (20%); 22.2 in
3 months: 10 lb 12 oz (13%); 24 in
4 months: 11 lb 14 oz (12%); 24.5 in
5 months: 12 lb 12 oz (8%); 25.3 in
6 months: 13 lb 12 oz (8%); 26.3 in
9 months: 14 lb 9 oz (<3%); 27.5 in
There's been a definite drop from gaining about 1lb a month to less than 1lb in three months, but still to look at her you'd think nothing was wrong. She's not fussy. She latches fine. She seems content. I just don't know what to think.
Fwiw -- I have yet to understand this whole growth chart thing -- it seems to compare babies to what other babies of the same age are doing, which flies in the face of the idea that all babies develop at different rates.