Re: Should I stop BFing at 9 months to be able to gain sanit
Because she has a fast metabolism. My daughter is the same way. She's been below 5%ile since she was about 2 months old. Used to nurse all the time, frequent quick sessions. Now that she's six she's still small and still prefers to eat small frequent meals throughout the day. It's just how her body works. I'm not small. Neither is my husband (though he does have a fast metabolism and can eat a ton and not gain weight). But she is and that's okay.
Originally Posted by @llli*blueberrysmom
My son on the other hand was born at 80%ile and when I was nursing him he would eat for a really long time and then go hours between, even as a newborn. He is less active and has been from the beginning.
Don't compare your baby to others, she is her own person with her own characteristics. If she's healthy, there's no reason to be concerned. If you are concerned about malnutrition they can do a metabolic blood panel on her, but really I don't think that's necessary. My son was malnourished and diagnosed with failure to thrive at nine months. He wasn't just small- he was losing weight, he was lethargic, he never smiled or laughed, he had dark circles under his eyes...point being you could just look at him and tell something wasn't right.
Honestly it sounds to me like the problem isn't a medical one, it's a social one. The people around you are making you feel anxious, not your baby. Tell them that.
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