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My dd had her 6 month well-baby check today and she's doing pretty great. Right on track developmentally, gaining length just fine, but she's hardly gaining weight. She isn't losing but she's only gained 2 ounces in the last 5 weeks. She's breastfed, so I have no idea how many ounces she gets daily but she does have enough wet diapers. She gets solids and has made her way through all the typical stage 1 first foods, the only one that was a no-go was carrots, it gave her a rash on her face. Long story short, I need some suggestions on how to help her gain some weight!

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Asked by rhianna1708 at 7:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • i worried about this one time in my son's life. he weighed. 21 pounds for the longest time like a year ago. now a year later he's only 28 pounds. he doesnt gain weight well but as long as he's healthy, i think he will always be the kind that can eat anything but still be able to maintain his weight

    Answer by americansugar80 at 7:46 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • is mom eating enough calories? I'd start there

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 7:47 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I wouldn't be worried about it. My Daughter gained absolutley no weight for 3 months, didn't loose any weight either. Give her time, as long as she is eating I wouldn't worry about it. My daughter is 18 months now and doing wonderfully.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 7:48 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Is the doctor concerned? She sounds fine, mine didn't gain quickly.

    Answer by mompam at 7:50 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Was Dr concerned? She is within the normal weight ranges isn't she? Are you/hubby petite? Sounds like she'll do fine.

    Answer by elizabr at 7:51 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Sounds like you're doing everything right. As long as her head is growing and she isn't losing weight, all is well.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 8:04 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • her doctor is concerned, and sending us to a nutritionist. I am getting plenty of calories and am very conscious of making sure I drink enough water. The doctor is concerned because she went from the 31st percentile at 4 months to the 11th at 6 months.

    Comment by rhianna1708 (original poster) at 8:23 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Do a little bit of research; breastfed babies do gain weight slower.

    Feed your baby avocado and egg yolk every day; lots of good fats there.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:35 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I realize that breastfed babies gain weight slower, but 2 ounces in 5 weeks is too slow even for breastfed babies. Thank you for the avocado suggestion though. eggs are out though, history of egg allergies in my family.

    Comment by rhianna1708 (original poster) at 10:51 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

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