My son is 6 months old today. He is my 3rd baby and all 3 of them have gotten really skinny starting around this age. I've wondered every time if it's genetics or my milk supply. My first gained a lot of weight as soon as I weaned him, jumping up from the 10th to the 50th percentile in weight between 12 and 15 months, while being at about the 75th percentile in height the whole time. My daughter stayed small. It's not just the weight that's concerning me but my baby has gone back to wanting to nurse every 2 hours and waking up twice in the night as well. Before I was able to just give him a pacifier if he woke up in the night and he would go right back to sleep. But now he won't. He doesn't take solids very well so he isn't really getting any extra calories there. So, do you think there is something I can do to help him get more calories without nursing constantly?Answer Question
Answer by JGRIMMER at 4:14 PM on Jul. 27, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:15 PM on Jul. 27, 2010
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Answer by amileegirl at 4:27 PM on Jul. 27, 2010
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Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 5:04 PM on Jul. 27, 2010
Supplement with formula. Worst possible answer.
You want your childern to be small. The weight charts are based on averages, not ideals. As long as your child does not drop below the 3rd percentile there is nothing to be worried about. We know that big babies can start having weight related problems in infancy. They can have weight and weight related health problems their whole live.
Answer by Gailll at 5:27 PM on Jul. 27, 2010
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