Weekend Warriors: 6 Months Old


We had Adrian's 6 month appoint this past week and found out that Adrian is in the 2% for weight. We're working on feeding him more calories via solids but I was wondering if there are any mama's out there who've had this experience or if you have any suggestions or ideas. He's a happy baby so it's hard to be worried about his lack of weight gain but we gotta pack on them pounds.

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  1. As you may remember, Nadia struggled to gain wait for many months after she was born. With Nadia, I was nursing and pumping constantly. After I would nurse we would chase that with a bottle of pumped milk. I think she would got bored with nursing or distracted and then once a bottle was there she remembered she was still hungry. I would try that as well as lots of snacks throughout the day. It's awesome that he is eating solids now. If he is a happy baby, I wouldn't worry too much about it. He is quite a handsome lil' man!

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement. Adrian gets a little bored too with nursing, there's just more interesting things going on.

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  2. cute little Indian ensemble! He's beautiful:) Sorry that I dont have advice...haha

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    1. Thanks Aletcha! Hope Paris is treating you well!

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  3. Kind of a stranger here, but hi! I needed to comment on this because I've been there done that, three times over, and it sucks. Beyond the worry over your child and their health, for me there was this underlaying guilt that I was at fault, and worry that my pediatrician would think I wasn't cutting it as a mom. Lame. So don't feel that way, if it applies. If it doesn't apply, good. Kids grow at different speeds and "normal" gets a bit arbitrary, in my opinion.

    All of my boys have been deemed severly underweight as babies/toddlers. My 6 yo is still below the 3rd % in weight, though his brothers have worked their way up as high as 10% and 25%! It's super hard when they are still so young, as packing calories isn't easy. With my first, our ped (who I later dumped) convinced me to wean him earlier than I'd planned, telling me my breastmilk was to blame and formula would make it easier to monitor and increase calorie intake. As soon as he weaned, he took a major weight dip. I really wish I had followed my instinct to keep nursing, even if we would have supplimented with formula. Follow your gut, whatever you do.

    Each kid is different. Even though my kids were/are crazy skinny, they were never considered "failure to thrive" because all other growth and milestones were on point. If that's the case with your little one, my best advice is to relax. With my first two, we did all kinds of testing, nutritianists, etc. The final diagnosis: my kids are skinny. They just are.

    We did "power pack" all solid foods. The trick for your son, is that he's so young and dairy can be iffy. But we added cream and cheese to ev.er.y.thing. Scambled eggs were the easiest to do this with. But honestly, even with all that, they still didn't gain.

    This is super long and rambly, sorry. But see if you can get in with a child nutritianist and go from there. If your son is meeting all other milestones, his head and height are on track, and his weight doesn't continue to go down (he just grows slowly, not loses weight), it just may be how he grows. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Greatly appreciated! It's always nice to get encouragement from another mother. My husband was a skinny boy and my MIL told me that the doctors scared her into a bunch of stuff but he just had a high metabolism and no need to worry, so I won't! Thanks for the love Sabra!

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