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  1. #1
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    Default Weight and FTT question

    Before I begin, all weight info is in my signature.

    DS was going along fine on the 50th % (although some of these were with a cloth diaper on) until 9 1/2 months when I was told that there was a concern with his weight. Now he is down at about the 5th percentile. He nurses 10 to 12 times a day for about 15 minutes total each time. I know that pumping is no indicator, but I can pump 2oz. in about 10 minutes. He started on solids at about 6 months with a little here and there. He started refusing baby food and demanding table food at about 7 months. There is a lot of stress in my life right now and I know that can affect him, so I have been trying to up my milk supply. I am taking fenugreek, blessed thistle, marshmallow root and drinking mother's milk tea. I am living with my parents right now and they do not understand breastfed vs. formula fed baby's needs. They keep giving him water and sips of tea. I am made to feel ungrateful when I try to explain to them that he does not need water and definitely not tea, and all I keep hearing is to give him a bottle. I am concerned that the combination between the stress and the pressuring to give him water plus the incorrect weighing (did not realize at the time) of him with a diaper on has resulted in an incorrect diagnosis. Is there any validation to my fears? He is being referred to a nutritionist, and ENT, and a Neurologist. He has been showing signs of sleep apnea, so it's not a bad thing to see these doctors, but I feel like he should not be considered FTT. He is happy, health aside from the apnea and has been hitting all milestones at the right time if not earlier. He has 8-10 wet diapers and 2-3 bm's a day. I am really starting to feel like I need to find another doctor that knows what they are talking about when it comes to breastfeeding. This woman told me that he should be eating 8oz at a time and I KNOW that is not right. She also believes that pumping is an indicator of how much he is eating. Thought please?
    I , and . I have 4 boys and no, I am not trying again!

    4th time mom to Jacob, born March 15, 2010.
    Birth: 6 lbs. 7.9 oz. and 19"
    1 week: 6 lb. 9.82 oz.
    2 weeks: 7 lb. 0.87 oz.
    4 weeks: 8 lb. 9.56 oz. and 21"
    4 weeks 4 days: 9 lb. 4.15 oz
    2 months: 11 lb. 14.47 oz. and 21 1/2"
    3 months: 14 lb. 1.75 oz
    4 months: 15 lb. 3.39 oz. and 23"
    6 months: 18 lb. 4.77 oz. and 25"
    9 1/2 months: 17 lb. 6.6 oz
    10 months: 17 lb. 13.71 oz
    10 1/2 months: 17lb. 4 oz.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Weight and FTT question

    Thank you! They have done blood work and it came back as normal. There have been no other indicators, just weight loss. I really need to find a Dr. near Avondale, Az that has been certified in breastfeeding. Do you know where can I find a list?
    I , and . I have 4 boys and no, I am not trying again!

    4th time mom to Jacob, born March 15, 2010.
    Birth: 6 lbs. 7.9 oz. and 19"
    1 week: 6 lb. 9.82 oz.
    2 weeks: 7 lb. 0.87 oz.
    4 weeks: 8 lb. 9.56 oz. and 21"
    4 weeks 4 days: 9 lb. 4.15 oz
    2 months: 11 lb. 14.47 oz. and 21 1/2"
    3 months: 14 lb. 1.75 oz
    4 months: 15 lb. 3.39 oz. and 23"
    6 months: 18 lb. 4.77 oz. and 25"
    9 1/2 months: 17 lb. 6.6 oz
    10 months: 17 lb. 13.71 oz
    10 1/2 months: 17lb. 4 oz.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Weight and FTT question

    I just looked up the number for my local LLL and will call them tomorrow. Thank you! As far as weaning, I fully intend to do BLW. He is my last and I want to do everything right with him from the start.
    I , and . I have 4 boys and no, I am not trying again!

    4th time mom to Jacob, born March 15, 2010.
    Birth: 6 lbs. 7.9 oz. and 19"
    1 week: 6 lb. 9.82 oz.
    2 weeks: 7 lb. 0.87 oz.
    4 weeks: 8 lb. 9.56 oz. and 21"
    4 weeks 4 days: 9 lb. 4.15 oz
    2 months: 11 lb. 14.47 oz. and 21 1/2"
    3 months: 14 lb. 1.75 oz
    4 months: 15 lb. 3.39 oz. and 23"
    6 months: 18 lb. 4.77 oz. and 25"
    9 1/2 months: 17 lb. 6.6 oz
    10 months: 17 lb. 13.71 oz
    10 1/2 months: 17lb. 4 oz.

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    Default Re: Weight and FTT question

    I live in phoenix. Are you trying to find a pedi with breastfeeding advice? I just found one by desert ridge who is involved with lll. You can private message me for the number. The practice is Desert Ridge Pediatrics. The doctor is Dr. Argvaal (sp??)

    Christine
    Baby Girl Born 2/17/10 to her two mommies
    BF from day one. I looked up one day and realized I'm nursing a toddler!

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    Default Re: Weight and FTT question

    Thank you, but I can't drive out there. I live in the far west side. I am 20 minutes West of Buckeye. That is why I was trying to find someone in Avondale.
    I , and . I have 4 boys and no, I am not trying again!

    4th time mom to Jacob, born March 15, 2010.
    Birth: 6 lbs. 7.9 oz. and 19"
    1 week: 6 lb. 9.82 oz.
    2 weeks: 7 lb. 0.87 oz.
    4 weeks: 8 lb. 9.56 oz. and 21"
    4 weeks 4 days: 9 lb. 4.15 oz
    2 months: 11 lb. 14.47 oz. and 21 1/2"
    3 months: 14 lb. 1.75 oz
    4 months: 15 lb. 3.39 oz. and 23"
    6 months: 18 lb. 4.77 oz. and 25"
    9 1/2 months: 17 lb. 6.6 oz
    10 months: 17 lb. 13.71 oz
    10 1/2 months: 17lb. 4 oz.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Weight and FTT question

    I just wanted to add that my baby lost weight at that age and turns out I was pregnant. Otherwise with above posters and
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Weight and FTT question

    At 12 months my DD was 16.5 lbs. She was always on the charts and then fell off dramaticaly. The docs made me CRAZY with all the concern. She is small in height too. Well, loads of tests, specialists, dietician...almost a year later and she is 21.14 and FINALLY made it back to the bottom of the chart...woo hoo! (she is now in the 2nd %ile for weight a nd between 3-5 for height)

    My point is as long as your LO is thriving, meeting milestones, having wet and poopy diapers...then I wouldnt worry too much about it!
    Mommy of 4,
    3 who I watch over, 1 who watches over all of us

    J- 8/20/05 pumped breastmilk for 11 months due to his cleft lip and palate!

    M- 10/17/07 my precious baby lives forever in her mommys heart

    M- 3/31/09 my special gift, she helps heal her mommy and daddys heart. Nursed for 4 years and 10 days, self weaned the day her baby brother was born!

    E-, new little miracle born 4/11/13, my BIG baby! Born 8.6 at 38 weeks. At 9 weeks nearly 17lbs, at 12 weeks nearly 20lbs, at 6 months nearly 23lbs, at 8 months nearly 25lbs and all from BREASTMILK


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