Hi all! I'm new to this particular forum and have a question about my sweet baby boy.
DS is just over 6 months old and only weighs 11lb 12oz. He did not gain any weight between his 4 and 6 month well check. He grew 1.25" in length and his head circumference did not change. The doctor is concerned that he may not be absorbing nutrients correctly, and even though my mommy senses tell me not to worry, I am just flat out scared for my little guy! Then to top off a crappy day, I thought we could start sneaking some calories in with yogurt yesterday afternoon and it did NOT agree with DS at all. The poor little guy was wretching
The only other thing I can think of is to try to get more feedings in by not letting him sleep so long at night. Hopefully that will work, but any advice or related experiences would be received with GREAT appreciation. I think I've included all the information needed to understand his situation!
He was born at 7lb 10oz then dropped a bit to 7lb 8oz before discharge. He ws 20" long at birth.
At 2 months he was 10lb 12oz, 22.5" length, 15.51" head.
At 4 months he was 11lb 12oz, 23.5" length, and 16.5" head.
At 6 months he was 11lb 12oz, 24.75" length, and 16.5" head.
His sister was small as well, but I don't ever recall her not gaining between two appointments. I also FF-ed her, so I am new to BF-ing even though I'm not a new mom.
Aside from the lack of weight gain, DS seems to be in good health. Here is a bullet list of things that might be helpful:
-rolls over both ways, smiles and babbles, laughs ocassionally, interacts with people and toys, rarely fusses, and has a generally good disposition
-pees frequently throughout the day (although I'm not exactly sure how many times because I usually just change him when I feed him and sometimes I can tell he's peed more than once)
-poops have slowed down, but come every 3-7 days and are always soft and within the normal range for color.
-we've tried homemade purees thinned with breastmilk (sweet potatoes and green beans and oatmeal) since he was about 5.5 months old, but not on a consistent basis because he goes longer between poops (closer to the 7 day range)
-has STTN pretty much since we brought him home
-nursed on demand every 3-4 hours (except at night) in the beginning but has nursed every 2-3 hours (sometimes even more frequent) since about 3 months.