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Old 11-01-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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Please make me feel better(well baby visit related)

Ok, so Ashna went to her well baby check up today and i am back home and upset. Ashna is in the 90th percentile for height(30inches at just over 13months) and pretty low in the percentile for weight(she is 20.8 pounds). So she has lost weight since her last visit at 10months. The dr. pointed out that this was NOT the growth curve that she wanted to see and that we need to keep and eye out. She also pointed out that she sees a lot of breast fed babies do this so it isn't anything to be alarmed about. Ok, well i was ok with that. Not happy, but ok. Then she measures her head, checks heart, ears/eyes, and then measures her head a 2ND time. She comments that she is very low in the percentil for head measurements and that her head hasn't grown as much as it should have. She pointed out that it may be related to the recent growth spurt. We will check it again at 15months and then go from there. Not happy at all about this head measurement being small thing. The dr. said that since Ashna is meeting all milestones and we aren't noticing any delays that we shouldn't get worried yet. We said no to all vaccines with the exception of the flu shot(which is a two part shot/2nd half month later).
I know that this is a book but i am a worried mom. Please someone make me feel better.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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Crap, i thought i was in the parenting forum. Sorry, about that. This can be moved if need be.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
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GRRRR!! this is exactly why Whilder doesn't go to the doctor. They did this to us before she was born, making you worry about stupid little things that have no significance. mama your baby is perfect, there is no need to worry over things like that, doctors may be specially trained but you are the one who knows your child and that she is healthy. Why should she even have to be compaird to stupid growth charts and percentiles? I would change doctors If I were you, I know for me personally having a doctor who made a big deal out of every little thing drove me batty!
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #4
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GRRRR!! this is exactly why Whilder doesn't go to the doctor.
I disagree.

This is why you do go to the doctor, to keep an eye on things. My dd is skinny too, but my doctor was more concerned about milestones. Just keep an eye on her and enjoy your baby. If YOU think something is wrong bring her back before her next check up, if you think it is all good; Don't worry. Good thing you have a doctor who is paying attention and knew that BF babies should be evalutaed a little differently!
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ITA...every child grows differently and as long as she is healthy and happy, that's truely all that matters!
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My dd didn't gain enough weight at her 9 month visit, but I knew she was ok. She just went for a weight check and is 18 pounds (up over a pound in less than a month) at 10 months and back on her weight curve. She is also in the 95% for hight, so my dd is long and skinny too, although she has some thighs going on.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:25 PM   #7
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Awww, mama I wouldn't worry about it. All babies grow differently! Our first dd was tiny, our second dd is huge!
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I haven't dealt with the whole head issue but my daughter is like in the 1-3rd percentile on her weight. She has gained about 9 ounces in the last 7 months!! She is almost 14 months and weights just at 16 lbs. So her curve has dropped on the chart as well. But she is a perfectly healthy baby. I was worried at first but the more I got to talking to other moms the more I realized (esp with breastfed babies) that they were all told the same things. As long as she is hitting her milestones, I wouldnt worry yourself to much. Hopefully you will hear some good news at the 15m checkup. And all babies are shaped different, I've seen lots of babies with huge heads so maybe she just has a smaller head.
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Cole is 11 montha and 20lbs. Gained 4oz in the last 3months and is tall & skinny. He said it was fine, babies start moving and trim-up. No biggie.
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My Hutch is a skinny little dude - he is 19 months and in about the 80th % in height, but probably about the 25th in weight...he barely weighs 11 kilos (22 lbs)..however, he eats like a horse - most days for breakfast he eats a huge bowl of oatmeal, a cereal bar, some loose cereal (like cheerios) and a string cheese...he is OBVIOUSLY healthy...go with your gut mama and find a new ped if need be! My ped said my little one is just gonna be tall and skinny, no need to worry!
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