I am posting on behalf of a friend who is concerned about her SIL's DD. The The baby is 7mo and was exclusively BF until 5 months. At that point the baby was "always hungry" so she was started on solids (fruits and veggies). She still nurses every 3 hours.
The baby has blossomed to 100th percentile for weight, and her legs are so chubby she is forced to wear size 18 month pants. (I don't know at what percentile she is for height, but I think it is nearer the average.) Mom is a bit chubby herself, but not very large.
Is it possible that the baby is getting too many calories from the solids, or could something be wrong that she is gaining so much weight so fast? It was suggested (not by her doctor) that she stop the solids, but that doesn't sound right to me. Apparently the pediatrician hasn't suggested anything is amiss, but my friend is questioning whether the child needs to see another doctor for a 2nd opinion. Any thoughts?