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Advice Needed: Help seems like my milk isn t helping my son...

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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Help seems like my milk isn't helping my son gain weight, I true different formulas and he won't take any, bought organic and Gerber food and same thing he wont eat it. I was sent to see a gastroenterologist and he said to not worry baby looks healthy and his results came good. He is 10 months 18lb
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polkaspots
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM
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Assuming he was under nine pounds at birth 18 pounds is an acceptable weight. How often does he nurse? How many wet diapers does he have every day?
As for food, I just give them small portions of what we're eating.
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luvmygirls59
by Bronze Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 5:02 PM
Well, he's about 2 lbs heavier than my 14 month old, but if you're having concerns, talk to your doc or the la.leche league. :)
saracurtis501
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM
I breast-feed him every 3 hours, in the morning I try and give him eggs and pancakes (from scratch and home made) he eats very little of that or nothing, and then for lunch I give him soups and for dinner also. He seems to eat more of that. And he has wet diapers constantly, seems like his doctor was worry when we went to his 6 month check up he was stuck not gaining weight till he was 9 month he gain to 16 and now he is 18lb. She said it was very important because of his brain development to eat and gain weight. But the specialist said he is fine and healthy and his next check up will be when he turns 1. He said if he gains weight by that time. I wont have to go back with him. So now I am trying to make sure he gains weight... Thank you for answering.
MamaBearEH
by Bronze Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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Sounds like everything is fine save your doctor scaring you for him having a curve in his growth.  A child's weight doesn't normally increase in a straight line - it's a bumpy road!

Quoting saracurtis501: I breast-feed him every 3 hours, in the morning I try and give him eggs and pancakes (from scratch and home made) he eats very little of that or nothing, and then for lunch I give him soups and for dinner also. He seems to eat more of that. And he has wet diapers constantly, seems like his doctor was worry when we went to his 6 month check up he was stuck not gaining weight till he was 9 month he gain to 16 and now he is 18lb. She said it was very important because of his brain development to eat and gain weight. But the specialist said he is fine and healthy and his next check up will be when he turns 1. He said if he gains weight by that time. I wont have to go back with him. So now I am trying to make sure he gains weight... Thank you for answering.


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Luke8212013
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM

He sounds like a good weight to me also. And it seems like he is breast feeding plenty and eating a quite a bit of solids too. My son was below the 5th percentile for a while but he had several other health issues that were going on making it difficult for him to gain weight. He was monitored closely by all his doctorsand he is now 15 months old and has caught up to the 50th percentile. I wouldn't worry too much, it sounds like your child is healthy and well:)

MusherMaggie
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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I'll bet his weight is fine. We look for an average gain of one pound per month from the lowest weight after birth. Is he active, reaching milestones? He may be getting too many solids. Until he is a year old, always give him a full nursing session before solids. Solids are not nutritionally necessary before a year. No purees or spoon feeding; just give him small pieces of whatever you're having.

Take a 48 hour nursing holiday and nurse him at every wiggle. Pay no attention to the charts; most of them are not based on breastfed babies. Also be aware that doctors do not study human lactation or infant nutrition in medical school; their information comes from pamphlets put out by the formula/baby food companies. Come over to the Breastfeeding Moms group for more information.
Mom2Just1
by Platinum Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:54 PM
He weighs more than my second did at a year. My dr never said a hung because he was meeting milestones. My ped doesn't even look at charts. She looks at baby.
LuLuRex
by Silver Member on Nov. 25, 2014 at 9:55 AM

If you have concerns, give your doctor a call. 

Fire_N_Ice
by on Nov. 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM
He sounds like a healthy baby, with a healthy weight. How big was he at birth?
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saracurtis501
by on Nov. 25, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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thank you so much for answering

you guys made me feel better, I am a first time mom and so many worries come to me, bit he looks healthy and he is crawling and doing everything normal expect for his weight.

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