Re: 13oz in 3 months
We were told not to worry about slow weight gain unless there was a decrease of 2 standard deviations on the growth curve. What was her weight at 6 months?
That said, I have learned over the years to try to tune into my intuition about these things -- if it feels like the worry is coming from your brain thinking about it, then it may be worth trusting in the pediatrician's perspective. If it feels like the worry is coming form that place that is hard to touch in on, that just sort of tells you something is not quite right here, then I would be inclined to listen to that and explore it a bit more.
IMHO, people tend to assume that high needs kids are that way solely because of personality, but I am beginning to be of the opinion that there is often an underlying physical issue that is at least accentuating the high needs. That's not to say that one should dig and test and go insane trying to figure out what that underlying issues might be, but simply that our bodies are inextricably connected to our minds, and babies can't tell us that they are short tempered and frenetic or whatever because their bodies are having a hard time with something. We can listen, and observe and explore...and then all we can do is what we can do, that impossible to articulate balance between seeking and accepting...
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.