My dd2 is 6 months old (on Friday) and weighs 13lbs, 14 oz & is 25 inches long. She was born at 7lb, 3 oz. & 20 inches. She has not doubled her weight.
The problem is this: at her 2 month checkup she was 12lbs, 7oz & 24.5 inches, which is great! Then at her 4 month she was 13lbs, 4 oz & 24.5 inches again. At her 6 month checkup last Friday she was at 13lbs 6oz & 25 inches. Her growth slowed considerably!
She nurses every 3-4 hours for at least 10 mins and sleeps 10 hours at night. I had started giving her cereal around 5 months just to introduce the texture to her. She loved it and would bob her head for the spoon and would just give you those sad puppy dog eyes when were eating - she showed all the signs of readiness, so I started to give her barely, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, squash & carrots. She would eat at least 1/2 cup of food twice a day.
During the appointment the doc said to stop all those except the rice and sweet potatoes and we went back for a weight check yesterday. She gained 8oz.
Other than what the numbers and charts say, she looks great! She has dropped from the 75% to the 10% on the charts.
We went to see a gastroenterologist and he said that it is my milk and that I obviously am not producting enough calories and that I need to add butter to her food. Is this correct? I mean add butter - isn't that not healthy? Why did she not gain any weight from 4-6 months or grow? Do I have a milk problem?