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Dr. concerned about baby's weight... alisha momma 4 kids; Nampa, Idaho 7555 posts
21st Feb '13

Haven't been on here in a long time but I have been so busy now as a mommy of four little ones :) I decided to hop on here though with some insight on my baby boy Oliver! I don't vaccinate so usually after their checkups after being born I don't really go to the Dr. unless they get sick and I need to but they never get sick so we rarely ever have to go to the Dr. Well the kids all contracted RSV from their cousin and so obviously they went in and the Dr. was really concerned about his weight and said that he is off the charts and below 1% at 12 pounds 2 ounces and will be 7 months on Sunday(the 24th). I have always told people to back off when they started bugging me about his weight cause I thought maybe he was just small but now I am wondering since it's not just his weight but a combo of things. He isn't gaining weight, he doesn't laugh at all, you have to work for his smiles, he can't sit up or do anything but roll over some, baby food upsets his belly no matter what I try and he just isn't interested in it. So does anybody have an idea on what it could be? I have an appointment when we will start looking into it but right now I have to keep a log of how much he eats and when. Anyways I know this is long but I was just wondering if anyone might have some thoughts! TIA :)

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19957 posts
status 21st Feb '13

I have no idea, but 12 lbs is really small for a 7 month old. :( Is he short too?

Allie's Mama 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3200 posts
21st Feb '13

My daughters 6 months and is 12lbs 15oz
Her doctor said she's in the 5%
He said because she gained 2lbs in 2 months that its nothing worry about that she's just on the small side.



When her doctor was concerned he had me put her on rice cereal.

alisha momma 4 kids; Nampa, Idaho 7555 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Minion:" I have no idea, but 12 lbs is really small for a 7 month old. :( Is he short too?"


They didn't measure him but his legs are really long and skinny to me! He fits in 0-3 months except the length of pants. He is in 6 months pants but they are just huge on his waist.

alisha momma 4 kids; Nampa, Idaho 7555 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Honey & Toto:" My daughters 6 months and is 12lbs 15oz Her doctor said she's in the 5% He said because she gained ... [snip!] ... its nothing worry about that she's just on the small side. When her doctor was concerned he had me put her on rice cereal."


He hasn't even gained a full pound in 2 months....

alisha momma 4 kids; Nampa, Idaho 7555 posts
21st Feb '13

He is eating 32-36 ounces a day of formula though so I know he is eating!

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
21st Feb '13

Did you start him on solids at 6 months?

Allie's Mama 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3200 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting alisha momma:</b>" He hasn't even gained a full pound in 2 months...."</blockquote>




I would be really concerned then, after everything you have said...
Nothing could be wrong all babies learn at different rates and grow.
But still is concerning.
Maybe try the rice cereal like I had to do, she drinks 6oz so 3 scoops of formula and one scoop of the rice.
She eats every 2 hours.



My daughter just got into 3-6 month cloths.
I'd make another appointment to run tests...
Maybe see a specialist in development.

Love.my.life 17 kids; Toronto, Ontario 83 posts
21st Feb '13

What do u mean by u dont vaccinate? I thought its best for babies health.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love.my.life:</b>" What do u mean by u dont vaccinate? I thought its best for babies health."</blockquote>




A lot of mums don't vaccinate. There are risks to vaccinating you just have to choose if the risk outweighs the benefit

Love.my.life 17 kids; Toronto, Ontario 83 posts
21st Feb '13

I honestly thought it was mandatory and i had no choice. Nice to know

Allie's Mama 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3200 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love.my.life:</b>" I honestly thought it was mandatory and i had no choice. Nice to know"</blockquote>



You have a choice.
I vaccinate she just had 4 shots yesterday.
I beleive that they benefit more then taking a chance of getting a bad flu or rsv etc.
but that's my opinion and I don't judge others who don't.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
21st Feb '13

I selective vaccinate. So she has some and not others. I didn't want her to have vitamin k for instance ( though in the end I changed my mind)

Love.my.life 17 kids; Toronto, Ontario 83 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Honey & Toto:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Love.my.life:</b>" I honestly thought it was mandatory and i ... [snip!] ... benefit more then taking a chance of getting a bad flu or rsv etc. but that's my opinion and I don't judge others who don't."</blockquote>




Ya I feel the same way too. Every mom is different and its their option I guess. I dont judge either. I just had no idea lol

Love.my.life 17 kids; Toronto, Ontario 83 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Onalee's Mummy:</b>" I selective vaccinate. So she has some and not others. I didn't want her to have vitamin k for instance ( though in the end I changed my mind)"</blockquote>




They didnt even tell me they were going to give my daughter the vit k shot until she came back to me. Then the nurse said we gave her her vit k shot. Lol