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Old 07-31-2013, 02:52 PM   #11
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IDK, that sounds like a great height and weight to me! I would ignore your pediatrician. So what he doesn't eat much solids, imo solids should only be for practice and not a main part of calories/nutrition until 1yr anyway.

I would just keep doing what you are doing!
Yes! Your pedi is worrying you about nothing. His stats are very average I think. Was he pushing formula when he complained about his weight?

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My pedi doesn't get concerned as long as baby generally maintains percentiles, KWIM? Neither of my first 2 girls were 20 lbs at a year old, but they gained steadily in height and weight.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:17 PM   #13
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Re: Low(er) weight - mostly breastfed

Thanks mamas! This really makes me feel better.

Yes, the pedi started pushing solids and rice cereal from 4 months. I just nodded and didn't do it. At my 6 months, he was telling me that we were behind and that if we didn't start solids soon, he might develop feeding problems.

I went in at 7 some months for a rash and he was like "do you want to see a feeding specialist?" What???

Sigh. DS is happy, active and seems healthy to me, it's just hard to stick to my guns when the doc's breathing down my neck.

Oh, he does use the breastfeeding adjusted chart. Maybe babies are just bigger down here in the south but he acts like DS is a teeny tiny baby!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:30 PM   #14
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Thanks mamas! This really makes me feel better.

Yes, the pedi started pushing solids and rice cereal from 4 months. I just nodded and didn't do it. At my 6 months, he was telling me that we were behind and that if we didn't start solids soon, he might develop feeding problems.

I went in at 7 some months for a rash and he was like "do you want to see a feeding specialist?" What???

Sigh. DS is happy, active and seems healthy to me, it's just hard to stick to my guns when the doc's breathing down my neck.

Oh, he does use the breastfeeding adjusted chart. Maybe babies are just bigger down here in the south but he acts like DS is a teeny tiny baby!
What!? The bolded is baloney!! You know what develops feeding problems? Freaking out about and pushing food! I am appalled that he would tell you that!

I think you have gotten good advice here and I wouldn't worry if I were you.
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Yes, the pedi started pushing solids and rice cereal from 4 months. I just nodded and didn't do it. At my 6 months, he was telling me that we were behind and that if we didn't start solids soon, he might develop feeding problems.

I went in at 7 some months for a rash and he was like "do you want to see a feeding specialist?" What???
I do not like your pediatrician.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:17 PM   #16
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I thought 2 of my LO 4 Ped were bad.
The 2 Ped were on me about switching LO to ff right away. I did the same and nodded. Then started scheduling LO appt with her other Ped and the NP. This Ped encouraged me to keep BFing and recommend I go to 18 months, while the other 2 were tring to get me to switch before 3 months. LO was gaining the 1/2 oz a day that they like to see bf babies gain but they wanted her to gain a oz a day like ff feed babies.
She is 14 months and still bf, my goal was 12 months. She is in the 50%.
To bad you can't interview your dr before you become their patient.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:26 PM   #17
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Wow he'd be all over me my dd is 2 & is 23 pounds. Absolutely nothing wrong with her just a skinny child. As long as he's getting plenty from you I see no need for concern some just don't gain weight as quickly.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:41 PM   #18
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Re: Low(er) weight - mostly breastfed

My dd is 10 months and only 15 lbs. I was actually more concerned about her weight than the ped was, he was all "she's just a light weight, it's genetics, she is doing great, meeting milestones, etc." No pressure to have formula, no pressure about solids (she started on whole food, no baby food, at 6 months). There ARE awesome peds out there.

FWIW at the clinic we go to, I can request which doctor we see...I have liked all them except for one, and I don't make appointments with her. I tried to get someone different each time I went in at first so I could see who I liked.
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DS1 was smaller than that at a year old. I was more worried about him because he had horrible acid reflux and from birth we had nursing problems. He was constantly projectile vomiting everywhere. His Pedi wasn't too concerned with his weight after he was a couple months old (weight was an issue in the beginning because he wouldn't nurse). He stayed around the 25th percentile. He is just as healthy and active as can be now at 4. I would try to get a second opinion if you are concerned about it.
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To bad you can't interview your dr before you become their patient.
We did! You can absolutely interview your doctor before becoming a patient. Just call and ask the front desk to setup a 15 minute interview (non-clinical) appointment. Most docs are happy to do it.

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