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Thursday, October 18, 2012

When your baby is in the 0% for weight

At Violette's 6mo appointment we learned she had only put on .4lbs in the past 2 months putting her current weight at 11.9lbs.  This puts her in the 0 percentile for weight.  Her sister was 11 percentile and dropped as low as 4% up to 3 years of age so we are not freaking out - but it is really concerning.

I thought I was doing the right thing by exclusively breast feeding her for six months and only recently she started taking in bigger bottles then what I was pumping so we realized she probably needed more and started supplementing with formula.  Trying not to blame myself.

Her 6mo chart says "failure to thrive".  Those words are horrifying to read and quite honestly if I hadn't already raised one light eater to the age of 4, I might be having a severe meltdown.

She's meeting all other developmental milestones, including standing with support!

So deep breath, know that God is in control and shove as many calories into that tiny girl as possible!!!


Miss. C said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Angie said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you! It sure is hard to get disappointing news about our babies, but don't take it to heart. She is adorable and you're a fabulous mother. :)