weight/height percentiles worrying me

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Registered: 09-07-2005
weight/height percentiles worrying me
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Mon, 12-20-2010 - 12:32pm

basically I BF and give 1 bottle a day of either formula or EBM....she has dabbled in solids but nothing consistant eyt and does fine eating.

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Mon, 12-20-2010 - 9:22pm
I really wouldn't stress. There are new growth charts which are more representative of bf babies, but they haven't been implemented by many yet. I bet she'd be higher on those charts. Also, it's really common as babies get more active in the second half of the year to slow down on wt gain. She still sounds good to me. DD1 was always high on height and low on weight, and even fell off the chart weight wise, but she's perfectly healthy and that's the important thing.

Breastmilk is more nutritionally dense than solids, so if there were an issue with weight (and I don't think there is) more bf is better than more solids.

 


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Registered: 03-02-2007
Mon, 12-20-2010 - 10:34pm

I know it can be concerning when they drop a little but you arent talking a huge drop.

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Registered: 08-27-2008
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 11:46am
My doctor said it's completely normal for them to drop some weight (or really slow down on the gain) when they start moving more. Try not to worry...but if you are of course discuss it with your ped.
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:45pm

I was told that the whole point of the percentile chart is to measure your own child. For example, DS1 has always been in the 75% for weight

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Thu, 12-23-2010 - 10:48am
gespenst wrote:

Breastmilk is more nutritionally dense than solids, so if there were an issue with weight (and I don't think there is) more bf is better than more solids.
I have to wonder if that's always true for calories (I'm not disputing the "complete" nutrition in one substance part of it),

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Sun, 12-26-2010 - 8:25pm
Well, for some babies, they will actually *add* solids to their breastmilk intake, so that may help them w/ weight.

The risk is that, especially if solids are given before BFing, they take less breastmilk b/c they're full w/ solids. Since solids are generally less calorically dense, they get fewer calories over all.

 


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Registered: 03-02-2007
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 10:19am
My DS1 did have a huge drop in weight percentiles
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