My friends baby is 9 months old. And I have always thought there was something off with her. Her baby weighs 16 lbs 12 oz and is 27 inches. No problem, right?
No 6 months he weighed 17 lbs 2 oz. At 7 and 8 months old he weighed 16 lbs 10 oz. He has LOST weight.
Well he also hasn't grown either. At 2 months old he was 25 inches. So in 6 months, he has grew 2 inches...
There is just something not right and I feel so bad. She has told me that she isn't gaining weight because he has allergies. Her doctor said he is almost at the failure to thrive point because she isn't feeding him properly.
I feel so bad for him. She posted a picture of him on Facebook and he has sunken eyes and dark circles :(
She isn't beating him but he is literally going to starve to death and I have told her all of this but I need to mind my own business because he's not her kid
I guess I didn't make it clear, my friend has told me that she is not feeding him (she is making him feed himself) because she does not want him "fat". I understand that all babies are different. But I did some research and up until 6 months old, he was in the 50th percentile for weight. After 6 months he dropped to below the 5th percentile. THAT is not normal, regardless of what any of you think. Yes, he could be a small baby but he is also not being fed properly.