Re: BFing, underweight, & Schedule
DD2 was FTT from 9-19 mths of age, and she was quite large. Our ped GI, who we selected after seeing 3 others that were terrible, said that he would rather have a baby on the bottom of the chart who gained slowly according to their curve, than a fat baby like ours who tanked out and didn't gain for almost 10 mths. She was 22 lbs at 9 mths and just stayed there. He emphasized that we were seeing a plateau in height as well and that this prolonged period with no weight gain at all could affect brain growth. She just never at very much at all and would barely nurse and would never drink anything but pumped breastmilk. Even then, she would drink an ounce here or there. We killed ourselves and fed her the highest calorie greek yogurt in front of the TV and it worked, she finally gained. She is still difficult to feed at almost age 3. Perhaps a soy yogurt might help, you could always stir in some flax oil to give it more fat, soy is the same as 2 % milk. I love Spectrum brand flax with DHA added. I put it in my older daughters cereal and my little ones soup. Its a very healthy additive.
Mom to Abigail, born May 3rd, 2007 (self-weaned at 27 mths) and Charlotte, born Nov. 24th, 2009. Both reflux babies and EBF. Charlotte weighs 31 lbs at 26 mths.