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    Sad His doc says "he needs to pack on the pounds"

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    Matt had his 6 month well baby yesterday. I've been a little worried about his weight. Ever since I've been giving Matt baby food he hasn't had too much interest in formula. On a good day he would eat 24 oz a day. So we have to slack off on the baby food and I was told that unless it's nap time, when he cries to give him a bottle. He's only 15 and a half pounds right now. So he really needs to gain weight now. Developmentally wise he's good. He's at a 7 month level so he's a little ahead of his age.

    He had his last set of shots until he's 12 months he did pretty good. He didn't cry too much. Next appointment: 9 months. Hopefully he's gained a good amount of weight by then.
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    Ignore the DR. My DS at that ages was smaller then yours and as long as he is growing...screw him. Just keep with what you are doing. He will grow how he is suppose to grow.

    I hate when drs generalize.
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    As long as he is healthy I wouldnt worry about his weight too much as long as he is growing and developing.
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    Miss k was also 15 pounds at her 6 month appointment. How much did he weigh at birth? Unless he falls off his curve I really wouldn't worry about it nor would I personally try to 'pack on the weight'. DD still weighs barely over 27 pounds at 2 1/2. She is just extremely petite and always has been
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy2Bailey View Post
    As long as he is healthy I wouldnt worry about his weight too much as long as he is growing and developing.
    I agree. Remember to take into account your and hour hubby's size, but that isn't always an indicator either. There are so many things that affect a baby's size it's ridiculous. My DD weighed 16 lbs at 1 year old! She is now 5'9 and weighs about 140. If his weight and length are proportional, then all is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy2Bailey View Post
    As long as he is healthy I wouldnt worry about his weight too much as long as he is growing and developing.
    I agree
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    I went through all kinds of anxiety because dd was so far underweight whereas I was bf and doing solids and everything at that age. Everyone would comment on how Cuuuuuute baby chub was and shoot me looks like I was starving her. But I soon realized that she is simply just a skinny kid. She had her growth spurts where she packed on pounds but then she grew tall and lean and is still skinny at almost 4 years old. I was also a very lanky kid as was her dad.

    Don't let the doctor stress you out. As long as your child is healthy and gaining and eating what is offered until they are full then that is all you can do.
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    Oh and even though he is only 6 months old, giving him a bottle whenever he cries is could teach him comfort eating, which could follow him around for life. I don't know why in the world a doctor would encourage that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy2Bailey View Post
    As long as he is healthy I wouldnt worry about his weight too much as long as he is growing and developing.
    Some people are just skinny.
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