My DD is 8 months old she is only 17 pounds now,( birth weight 8 pounds, 20.4 inches). She is about 27.9 inches.
She has gone through a series of colds, diarrhea, viral fevers between 3 to 6 months when she gained weight really erratically. She is not a very voracious feeder (totally BF, just dabbles in solids).
What concerned me was her screaming and crying and not wanting to sleep at night. Also a certain amount of irratibility in the day.
The doctor feels she is fine, but wants me to supplement with zinc and then iron for about 3 months. Has anybody done a zinc supplementation, I've heard iron but never zinc. We are vegetarians, does it have anything to do with it?