Re: Just started solids--poop question
This sounds entirely normal. As babies start to eat more solids, their poop changes to more of an adult consistency. It would be nice to see a 1x/day poop frequency, but I don't think it's de rigeur, especially as long as your baby's poops are still soft and he isn't in pain or straining when he poops. But if you're concerned, offer more veggies and fruits and cut out some of the cereals, particularly the rice cereal since rice is highly constipating.
As the baby eats more solids, he eats less milk. It's natural. A drop in the weight for age percentiles around 6 months is also very normal for breastfed babies, as they become increasingly mobile and expend more calories on reaching/rolling/crawling/sitting/etc., instead of packing those calories on as fat. As long as your baby is nursing at least 6 times a day and seems satisfied at the breast, I wouldn't bother with an intake measurement. One measurement is not a great way to estimate overall intake or supply, since a baby may take in a lot more or a lot less milk than average when at the LC's office. If you're really concerned about milk intake, watch your baby's wet diapers (If you see enough of those he's getting enough milk) and if you're really freaked out, think about renting a scale and doing home measurements. A day or two of home measurements will tell you way more than a snapshot measurement done at the LC's.
I'm not sure if this change might indicate a decrease in his milk intake since at his last pedi. visit, he also dropped a little in his weight gain. My LC is going to do an intake measure just in case next week.
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