My daughter was a large baby at birth (80th percentile) but since then her weight percentile has dropped at every check up & now at 6 months she is in the 4th percentile. I am VERY concerned about this but the ped said to just add an extra meal of solids each day & will check her weight checked in 1 month.
My daughter is breastfed and gets 2 solid meals a day--and eats a few tablespoons of solids at each mea. She BFs 7-8 times in a 24 hour period, though the amount she eats at each feeding varies--sometimes 2-3 oz and sometimes 4-5. I offer her the breast or a pumped bottle ALL the time in the hopes she will eat, but really, you can't force a baby to eat!
Any suggestions for high calorie/high fat foods that are safe for a 6 month old? I've tried whole milk yogurt & avocado. Tips for getting a baby to eat/drink more? (FYI, we used to co-sleep and it was a disaster, so I don't want to do that again).
Thanks so much
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