My daughter is exclusively breastfed, and was a late-term baby born at a healthy weight. She gained weight normally and consistently up until she was about 4 or 5 months old, and then just stopped. She didn't grow slower, she stopped growing completely. She has been 27in and 16lbs for going on 6 months now!
I saw a nutritionist already, who said her diet sounded balanced & so did mine, but I upped her breastfeeding and added more variety to her solid meals anyway after the visit. In 5 weeks she gained 6 ounces on her increased diet.
In 2 weeks we are seeing the doctor for another weight check, and I think I will have them do a full lab test at that point (urine & blood tests) to see if there's something underlying that isn't obvious that could be causing it.
Has this happened to anyone? Suggestions for a possible cause? Anything helpful or encouraging? I am a worried mama!
Answer by tnm786 at 11:51 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 11:55 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Nonoluna at 11:56 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by khedy at 12:08 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
If she's not LOSING weight, I wouldn't be concerned. By chance, has she become more active during that time? I had a similar situation with my son, he didn't gain in like, 10 mos, but he was healthy. I'll link you to my original post about it, but it's old, from 2008.
Answer by Krysta622 at 1:57 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by missanc at 2:16 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Hatsumomo at 4:26 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by team21 at 5:52 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 6:05 PM on Mar. 13, 2011