Its been a week since my travel to India with my 7mo old. She has lost some weight ( I can say because all her clothes are not fitting the same as it used to. Cheeks are not as chubby..). She was very tired the first few days and is still not back to her normal self. Plus the weather here is hot. I had to make a trip to ped since she was skipping meals and sleeping a lot. When we weighed her there she had lost weight since her last weight check. I am still BF her on demand. I feed her solids 3 times a day (oats cereal+ fruit for breakfast, rice+lentils for lunch, rice cereal with veggies for dinner). She does not take much. I give her whatever she takes.
1. When should I really worry about her losing weight?How much can she lose without affecting her growth.
2. If I BF her more is it better than giving her solids?Will it help her put the weight back on? (This might be a challenge here considering the interferance from ignorant family members about BF)
3. Should I be not worried and just look at her behavior? She is active when she is up. Smiling, grabbing things, trying to sit, crawling etc..
PS : I had posted sometime back that she does not sleep well and does not go for more than 2-3 hrs at nite..boy now she wants to sleep all the time. I blame it on the weather..:-). I nurse her 1-2 times during the nite.