My son is 8 months old and is struggling to gain weight. Here's the story: At his 6 month checkup, he had only gained three ounces since his 4 month visit; weighing in at 14 lbs. The ped told me I needed to really push the solids while continuing to breastfeed, trying to get him to eat 12 oz. of solids a day right off the bat. She said if he didn't gain weight, she would have to order a battery of tests to determine if something was wrong. Through this time, he was growing in head circumference, length, was happy, and was meeting all developmental milestones, so I wasn't really upset about the slow weight gain. However, to avoid subjecting him to invasive tests when I knew nothing was wrong, I pressed the solids so we would pass the weight "test." About two weeks later, I found out I was pregnant, so my son was about 4.5-5 months old when I conceived. I now feel that his lack of gain during this time was due to the new pregnancy.
We had the weight check at 7 months, he had gained 1.5 lbs., the ped gave the all clear. My son now eats 36 oz. of solids a day, plus is nursing about 5-6 times per day, however in the last month since the weight check, he hasn't gained any weight
I'm afraid the pregnancy is really affecting my milk and his nursing. He's not as interested anymore, and will often push me away. I know solids can't compensate for breastmilk and are not as fatty or nutritious, but I don't know what to do.
Does anyone have experience with this, and how can I put some pounds on him?