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Big decline in percentages. mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
23rd Mar '13

Today my son had his 6 month check up and he has always been right in the 50th percentile for length to weight. Today he was in the 10th percentile. He doesn't seem underweight to me, he still has chub on him but he only gained 14oz in two months but grew two inches. He is 26.25inches and 15lb14oz which I thought was a pretty normal size for a 6 month old. He has gotten to where he doesn't eat as much formula as he should but his pedi didn't have any advice on how to get him to eat more, so I don't know what to do. Has anyone else had a child suddenly decline so much? His giant head is still in the 95th percentile so I guess that is good.

~a girl and a boy~ 2 kids; ,, IA, United States 55648 posts
status 23rd Mar '13

My son weighed even less than that at his 6 month appointment. My doctor suggested I feed him fruits and vegetables twice a day, along with formula as much as he wants. My son has gained weight and it worked for him.

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
23rd Mar '13

Unless your pedi is worried, there really isn't a sense to worry over it.



Babies will only eat until they're full, so 'forcing' them to eat to gain weight, won't help matters much. My daughter was all over the charts, now at the age of 5, she is in the 60th percentile, while an infant, she went from being under to over.



They fluctuate.

mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~a girl and a boy~:" My son weighed even less than that at his 6 month appointment. My doctor suggested I feed him fruits ... [snip!] ... him fruits and vegetables twice a day, along with formula as much as he wants. My son has gained weight and it worked for him."


He eats 6-9oz of solids a day and used to drink 30-40oz of formula but lately he will only drink around 20oz, even if I give him less in solids. She recommended giving him yogurt but she said that there is no way to force him to drink more formula, it seems like since going on solids he just doesn't want his formula anymore.

.::*U&}i{&Me+3*::. 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2764 posts
23rd Mar '13

My DD is 17months and only 19 lbs, they aren't concerned at all, she eats like a horse too, and loves her healthy foods!

vaginaboob Due January 3; 1 child; Illinois 330 posts
23rd Mar '13

.....I shouldn't have read this. My son is 16 lbs and 27 inches. And he's only three months old! I have a giant baby ;p

mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting JDeee:" .....I shouldn't have read this. My son is 16 lbs and 27 inches. And he's only three months old! I have a giant baby ;p"


How big was he at birth? My son was tiny, he has almost tripled his birth weight.

vaginaboob Due January 3; 1 child; Illinois 330 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TmA's mommy:</b>" How big was he at birth? My son was tiny, he has almost tripled his birth weight."</blockquote>




He was 6.14 and 18 and 1/2 inches

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
23rd Mar '13

My son was a biggggg baby so was in the 90th percentile. But since he turned two-ish, he's been steady in the 30th. He's just a short kid but he's proportionate.