This is my first post, so please bear with me!
My baby (second child, exclusively breastfed) was weighed on Wednesday at 14 weeks old, and the Health Visitor expressed concern that he had dropped down two percentile lines on his chart. He started out a big boy (much bigger than I expected) at 8lbs 15oz, which looks to be around the 91st percentile line. He regained his birth weight quickly, and remained between the 75th and 91st lines. At 8 weeks, he dropped to between the 50th and 75th, at 12 weeks he was at the 50th (13lbs 3oz), and on Wednesday he was around the 30th percentile (13lbs 7oz).
He has gained weight every time, but only 4oz in the last two weeks.
I took him to the GP upon the health visitor's advice, and the GP said she wasn't concerned and the overall picture looks good-- he's happy and alert, and he looks healthy. I've been advised to have him weighed again in two weeks.
Some info that might be relevant--
- He has loads of wet nappies/day. Bowel movements vary, but he's having around 3/day at the moment. Usually yellow, occasionally green if he's been gassy.
-We both have had a cold for a couple of weeks
-He was born with a tongue tie, which we had released at 2.5 weeks. It took a little while to adjust afterwards, but we were also battling overactive letdown, thrush for weeks later on, and he has a lip tie too. I have no pain now, the thrush is gone, and he seems happy. I don't think he latch is absolutely perfect, but I think he drains my breasts.
-He's a bit refluxy, although rarely seems bothered by it and I know this is common. My daughter had quite significant reflux and didn't drop percentiles, although she fed very frequently day and night.
-When I look back, my daughter was pretty much exactly the same weight at his age; however, she's a girl so it plots a bit higher, and she hadn't dropped so much because she started out at 7lbs 9.5oz.
-He has always slept well, and has been sleeping a good 10-hour stretch at night since 8 weeks. My daughter was the opposite - woke very frequently until I weaned her at 21 months.
-He sucks his thumb, and has done since 10 weeks
-I think he feeds around 7-8 times per day, nothing at night. Comes off smiling and looking satisfied. He's such a placid little thing.
Should I be concerned? Any advice? Thank you!