I have a teeny-tiny DD. Born 8.1, and dropped to 7.2; She is 17 weeks now and only at 9.8; she has been steady there for almost 2 months now. She has grown more then an inch and developmentally is right on track but not putting on weight. I worked w/ my local LLL Leader and started feeding her every 1.5 hours wether she was aking for it or not, but still no change. I bought a scale and I've weigh her before and after a feeding and she will eat 7-8 oz each time. I am not too concerned but I am sure when I go to the Dr this coming week he is going to freak out on me. She only poos about once a week and we change wet ones 5-6 times a day. They are not saturated but there is urine in it. Should they be? Her skin is good, she is happy and laughs and smiles and sleeps well. On the World Heath Org growth chart, she is on the chart, but has leveled off. She cut her 1st tooth at 3 1/2 months and has been teething for that 2nd one to come in for 3-4 weeks now.
Asside from her being so small, are there other things to look at w/ Failure to Thrive? I dont want to be doing her long term harm by trying to keep breastfeeding. My biggest concern is that she will be small her entire life, and that I may be interfering w/ brain development.
The family is also giving it to me to start on solids and formula, so forget about support at home.