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Old 01-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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My DS went from 25% to 30%, then back to 25%, then 3-5% at 6 months, then to under 3% for his weight, until age 2. He wasn't back up to 25% until age 3. Where he's been at for the last 3 years. Honestly, I think different people just grow differently. Obviously it CAN be a sign of concern, but it doesn't mean that there IS something wrong.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #12
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Has he had the flu or anything too? When my LO was losing weight we didnt know it but she had chicken pox. Caught it in the hospital. Thus the reason for her difficult gain in the beginning.

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It's hard not to stress but do your best. If he's still healthy and growing then your still ok
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:05 AM   #13
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It's good to have baby checked but I wouldn't overly worry if baby eats well, seems content and does appear to be sick. I've had kids fall OFF the growth chart - I've also had one go from 90th at birth to 5th by age 2.5. Some kids are just smaller then their birth weights starting out would make you think they are going to be. None of my children are very big so it wasn't a surprise when DS3 started slipping down the curve.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:15 AM   #14
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My daughter was 22 pounds at 6 months, 21 lbs 8 oz at 9 months, and 21 lbs 4 oz at 12 months. She also grew 4 inches between 6 and 12 months. She's smart, happy, healthy, and ACTIVE. She eats like a horse, but just never stops moving. I think that growth curves can be a great indicator of health, but they don't always tell the whole story; you also have to look at the kids themselves. Sorry to hear that you are feeling bad about the situation, mama.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:10 AM   #15
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I looked today and calorie for calorie they are the same...he also has lactose sensitivity.
I wouldn't worry yet either. there is so much more to consider than just the numbers. Your childhood weight and height(I was underweight as well), Daddy's childhood weight and height (my husband was average weight but is 6'2") and activity level are a few. if he is healthy and developing fine no biggie. If he's crawling I really wouldn't worry about it. My daughter is also dairy intolerant. Undiagniosed until 1 which caused a ton of problems, including some significant gross motor delays. But they were obvious to anyone who was paying attention- her doc kept blowing me off and I kept doubting myself. It only slightly effected her weight though. Our stats- 5lbs 10oz at 36W5D. She was 25% for weight 50th for height. She stayed at 25th and 50th awhile then she dropped to 10th and 25th. Then to 3rd and 25th, then off for weight around 18 months and 10th for height. By 24 months she was back 3 and 10. That is where she still is today. Her doc is not concerned because its true to her growth, but anytime she is seen by another doc they question her weight and we have to go through her history. I don't remember what she was at 9 months, but at 1 she was 18lbs. She had been at 19lbs for a while. She went to 20 in 2 weeks after her dairy diagnosis and switching to an alternative milk. She stayed at 20 for some time. She tends to stay at the same weight for long periods. She has been the same weight now for close to 2 years, but has gotten taller.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:41 AM   #16
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I have an average size ds1, tiny ds2, and huge ds3. DS2 is 26 months and 26 lbs, ds3 is 14 months and 27 lbs.
DS2 had milk /soy protein intolerance as an infant but out grew it by a year then fell off the growth chart between 15 and 21 months. We went to a gi specialist who said he is just little. We also saw a pediatric dietician that had him drinking pediasure or boost and gave lots of diet suggestions.

Our pedi said he is probably just little but order the test and gave the gi referral just to be safe.

To get more formula calories you can add more powder to water. We were told 3 scoops of powder for 5oz of water.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:18 AM   #17
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Has he started cruising and toddling, crawling more?

Our son is tiny because he's a micro preemie, 17lbs at 17 months, and his therapists just warned us that he will drop or level off for his growth now that he has started crawling a ton and when/if he starts cruising.

I think it's normal for all kids to reach a point where they are too interested in their surroundings and exploring than eat, and they all seem to have a period of static growth.

I wouldn't be too worried since he is eating fine, and acting normally and developing in other ways.
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I'd go ahead with all the tests to rule things out, but if they come back normal, then try not to worry, and try to push high calorie foods, like avocados.

As far as anecdata, my kids all tend to drop %tiles at about 9 months. My milk supply starts to tank, my period comes back, and they are usually crawling about. However, with #3, she was diagnosed FTT, but with no known cause. Between 6 and 12 months she didn't gain an ounce, and a few times she lost weight (went from 50% to off the chart). She also stopped meeting her milestones. It was really weird, because when a baby gets to the point that they don't meet their milestones from lack of nutrition, they are literally starving, and have odd head and chest measurements, and look like those commercials you see on TV for the adopt a kid thing. She looked great. She didn't get any longer, either, so she just looked like a cute chubby little 6 month old, with bright eyes, and a happy mood. Except she was 12 months old. She ate great. No one really knows what happened. They threw a diagnosis of CP at her, I think just to diagnose her with something, but they said that by the time she was 5 you wouldn't even notice. And that is really true. She's still thin for her age, she's 4.5 now and weighs 30 lbs, but she's pretty tall. She's still 6 months behind her peers, but at 4 it is barely noticeable. She's super healthy, smart, fun to be with, etc etc. She just stopped growing for some unknown reason.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:29 AM   #20
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Both my kids are tiny. DD is not quite 16lbs at 15 months. She's incredibly active and happy, and eats really well. My doctor isn't overly concerned about the weight, she's just keeping an eye on it for now.
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