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Avatar n tn It is tiring but my son did gain weight on his growth chart. But he was then and is now a smaller kid. He weighs in the 40's (pounds, I'm American) and is perfectly healthy as that is his own growth pattern and as long as he grows along his own curve, he is considered healthy.
Avatar f tn Children's weight and heights are compared to a Growth chart which is a range per age. From your measurements her weight is below the 5th percentile and her height is on the 5th percentile for her age. She is below the growth chart range which indicated she could be underweight or small for her age. If her weight has been steadily increasing (slowly), since an infant, then she has is just small for her age. If that is not the case, then she is underweight.
Avatar n tn My question is should i be worried because he is in the -3 percentile for weight and height. I have tried to put weight on him but it doesnt seem to work. They want to take a xray of his bones to see if his bones are big or small. Should i be worried or will he grow?
1194973 tn?1385507504 If he's not worried most likely he's just expecting this to bea phase she'll outgrow as she grows more and recovers from the weight loss that comes after birth (almost all babies lose weight in those first few weeks). I mean if she's still growing, you should be fine...all babies grow and gain/lose at different rates....(the height doesn't mean much because it's a very inaccurate measurement in general)...how old is she now?
118074 tn?1228332603 Just keep introducing different food to your baby and let him eat the same kind for awhile before giving him a different one. He'll eventually start liking normal food and gaining weight. For the time being, for him to gain weight, lots of bubbas/breastmilk (whichever you're doing).
Avatar n tn At her one month checkup, our daughter was in the 50th percentile for weight, 70th for height, and 10th for head size. The doctor seemed unconcerned with her head size, since all other markers for growth and development were normal. In a quick web search, it seems small head size is associated with a lot of genetic disorders, which our baby does not have. Has anyone else had children whose head grew more slowly at first? Did it accelerate later?
Avatar n tn My little guy was in the 100th percentile on length and weight, but in the 30th on head circum. He has a small head according to the charts. Every baby is different. Try not to worry!
Avatar n tn His weight is just below the 5th percentile line and his height is just below the 10th percentile for his age. The height and weight are in the growth chart; however, the weight is on the bottom. Maybe the following will help you to know the amounts of food he needs daily to gain weight. Guideline for a 9-12 month old child should eat the following: Breast-milk or Formula (6-8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup).
Avatar n tn She is off the chart in height and weight! She was released from hospital after about 2 weeks. She was sent home with phenobarbitol and a SIDS monitor and has experienced no further problems. Doctors dissagreed as to whether her meningitus was bacterial or viral in nature. Her MRIs were all good, and her EKGs returned to normal. She will continue on phenobarbitol for at least 6 months.
Avatar n tn Both his weight and height are on the 10th percentile for his age which indicates his is in the normal range on the Growth chart. What is important with Growth Charts is that the infant grows at a steady pace over time. If he falls asleep while eating, suggest changing his diaper (which will wake him up) or just wake him up by moving him and then put him back on your breast to feed awhile longer.
Avatar f tn As for the breast milk, breastfed babies are on a whole different chart and level. They fluctuate w/ weight gain since they go through spurts, but overall your baby will have a healthier weight and less chance of obesity throughout a lifetime. :) Great job mama! How is everything else going?
Avatar n tn She did have adequete weight gain at 2mths (50% on growth chart) but I started noticing a weight difference by the time she was 3 mths old and at her 4 mth check up she had lost 8oz and was very visably thin. I was told that it was most likely due to the stress of me going back to work (mind you she was watched at home by a family member who she knew VERY well) and the switch to formula.
Avatar f tn Both her weight and height are under the 3rd percentile for her age. As a guideline for a 9-12 month old child should eat the following: Breast-milk or Formula (6-8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup). Starch 2 feedings a day – Infant Cereal (2-4 Tbsp), bread (1/2 slice), crackers (2), or pasta (3-4 Tbsp). Fruits or Vegetables 1-2 feedings a day – (3-4 Tbsp). Meat 2 feedings a day – 3-4 Tbsp) or beans (1/4 cup).
Avatar n tn She may appear thin due to her stature is higher than her weight; however, she is within the growth chart which indicates she is normal for her age. At 3 months old you can start to give her infant cereal. Here is a guideline for an 3-6 month old child should eat the following on a daily basis: Breast-milk or infant formula (2-4oz) 8-12 feedings per day, Infant cereal (1-2 Tablespoons) 1-2 feedings per day. Give the rice cereal by spoon.
Avatar n tn They are more interested in the world around them and very active so they do not gain the weight as fast as their first infant year.
Avatar f tn Her weight and height are both on the 75th percentile for her age which is normal. Whatever amount she is drinking and eating is keeping her within the growth chart. At 6 months she can eat infant cereal, strained beans, strained meats, plain yogurt, egg yolk, and cottage cheese. Suggest trying these foods and putting the infant formula in a sippy cup instead of a bottle to see if she will accept. If you get the same reaction as before, suggest seeing your MD and her checked.
Avatar n tn I am now concerned that the Septra is affecting her as well. She is falling off the growth chart where her weight is concerned and is still spitting up a lot and not eating or taking in fluids well. Would it be wise to try a new antibiotic or to suggest that maybe the surgery be performed? I have agonized over this for months as is it emotionally difficult to watch your baby seemingly deteriorate from a healthy, hearty newborn to a small, cranky infant.
Avatar n tn My daughter is 8 months old, she refuses to eat or drink much milk and is losing weight. every meal time is so stressful just for a few laboured mouthfulls. she has been looked at at the hospital and they can find no health issues - thyroid etc. but she is now losing weight and dropping off the growth chart. one doctor suggested it could be behavioural - but why, and how could we overcome it?
Avatar n tn I am now concerned that the Septra is affecting her as well. She is falling off the growth chart where her weight is concerned and is still spitting up a lot and not eating or taking in fluids well. Would it be wise to try a new antibiotic or to suggest that maybe the surgery be performed? I have agonized over this for months as is it emotionally difficult to watch your baby seemingly deteriorate from a healthy, hearty newborn to a small, cranky infant.
Avatar n tn Her weight is between the 10-5th percentile and her height is between the 95-90th percentile for her age. She may appear thinner then she is due to her height. She is still in the growth chart which is good; however, you stated she has decreased in weight. If she is vomiting then she needs to be medically checked to determine why. She may need her infant formula changed. She can have regular finger food at this age, which will give her additional food.
676912 tn?1332816151 Elijah's always been a monster, he was never below 90% for height and always above 50% for weight, mostly above 95% and 75% for height/weight. Aubryana is right now the same size Elijah was at 4 months and she's almost 9 months. Do I just have a little baby girl, or is she gonna start growing more as she gets older? I'm so used to Mr Giant.
Avatar n tn She is falling off the growth chart where her weight is concerned and is still spitting up a lot and not eating or taking in fluids well. Would it be wise to try a new antibiotic or to suggest that maybe the surgery be performed? I have agonized over this for months as is it emotionally difficult to watch your baby seemingly deteriorate from a healthy, hearty newborn to a small, cranky infant. I just want her to enjoy life and not be so miserable!
Avatar n tn I am now concerned that the Septra is affecting her as well. She is falling off the growth chart where her weight is concerned and is still spitting up a lot and not eating or taking in fluids well. Would it be wise to try a new antibiotic or to suggest that maybe the surgery be performed? I have agonized over this for months as is it emotionally difficult to watch your baby seemingly deteriorate from a healthy, hearty newborn to a small, cranky infant.
Avatar n tn I am now concerned that the Septra is affecting her as well. She is falling off the growth chart where her weight is concerned and is still spitting up a lot and not eating or taking in fluids well. Would it be wise to try a new antibiotic or to suggest that maybe the surgery be performed? I have agonized over this for months as is it emotionally difficult to watch your baby seemingly deteriorate from a healthy, hearty newborn to a small, cranky infant.
Avatar n tn I am now concerned that the Septra is affecting her as well. She is falling off the growth chart where her weight is concerned and is still spitting up a lot and not eating or taking in fluids well. Would it be wise to try a new antibiotic or to suggest that maybe the surgery be performed? I have agonized over this for months as is it emotionally difficult to watch your baby seemingly deteriorate from a healthy, hearty newborn to a small, cranky infant.
Avatar n tn Her doctor said she is in the normal range for height but she is only in the 2nd percentile for weight. she eats a lot! i feed her all the time and always have snacks out for her but she just isn't gaining weight. I am worried her doc thinks im not feeding her but obviously Im more worried something is wrong! When she left the hospital she was small but in the begining she was 23rd percentile and at 6 months it started to slow.
Avatar n tn Suggest staying with the formula you are using presently, and when she turns 12 months old use Pediasure in place of milk if her weight is still in the lower ranges of the growth chart. If her weight has steadily increased, then switch to milk from formula. Hope this gives you an idea on what foods to feed her daily.
Avatar n tn they havent given any lapse or refrain from the force feeding nor have they tried increase feeding times versus every 3 say 2@60 etc..and her body weight returned to birth weight @ day 12..its now day 15 and im getting worn down by my healthy baby girl being held hostage to a feeding chart instead of looking at alternative methods that are tried and true..
Avatar f tn A child may have an underlying medical condition or not consume enough nutrition which may cause slowing of weight gain and growth. Guideline for an 10-12 month old child should eat the following: Formula (6-8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup). Increase the Dairy with the amount of formula not consumed. Starch 2 feedings a day – Infant Cereal (2-4 Tbsp), bread (1/2 slice), crackers (2), or pasta (3-4 Tbsp).