I tried to search the forum first for an answer, but most people with a one-year-old seem to be dealing with a baby who doesn't like solids. DD is the opposite: She loves food and can't seem to get enough.
So here's the rundown: DD finishes everything I put in front of her and always seems like she would eat more, if I gave her more. However, I'd like to continue breastfeeding, and because it takes *so* long for DD to eat and then be cleaned up after each meal, I've only been offering two meals a day.
The big concern though is that since her six month check-up, she's gradually dropped from 50th percentile in weight to 10th, and the doctor says that if she hasn't gained weight by the next visit, it's a problem. She hasn't gained weight according to my scale (though my arm muscles wouldn't agree).
I've been offering more breastfeeds a day, of course (every two hours). But the indisputable fact is that she seems to want more solids. Could this be her body telling me that it *needs* more? I mean, she is almost one.
What should I do? And how much should I give her? I've read that she should eat about 1 ounce of food per meal--is that right? She's definitely eating more than that. Is that okay?
Please help! I'm so worried about her weight. Every time I look at the scale and it shows the same darn number, I get so upset.