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Alivia is 20.4lbs and 31 inches tall. They are a bit concerned about her weight gain. She went from the 25th percentile at 6 months to the 5th percentile now at 18 months. We are finding that cows milk really constipates her and we were still mixing formula in with it, and/or prune juice. The Dr. suggested Soy Milk. I thought I heard people saying that Soy has hormones or something? Maybe I am wrong....but I asked her and she looked at me like I had 3 heads...lol. She said she doesn't suggest goats milk because you can get low in vitamin D and if soy doesn't work well, then we'd try almond milk.
I did ask for advice about Alivia's behavior and she said all we can do at this age is distract and/or ignore. She had no other suggestions, so not much help. But she did say it was not a conscience thing..... sometimes I wonder if it is though...lol
I have to take her for blood work and urine tests to rule out anything making her not gain weight.
That is about all...
Oh and had Liam's 2 month check up too.. he is 12.6lbs (80th percentile) and 23.5 inches (75th percentile)....so he is not having any issues in that department. He is a lot like my oldest in that way, and both of them were/are very content and mellow.
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Sounds like Liam is doing great! A lot of kids slow growth wise around this age, so that might be the case with Livi.
Soy does have a lot of issues, but you can find studies either way. The phytoestrogens are the hormones that can be concerning, in some people they work just like estrogen. In some instances they have been shown to cause fertility issues and thyroid issues in men; they can also cause issues in women. But there is also support that isoflavones in soy can help reduce the risk of cancers, etc. Almost all soy is genetically modified now though. I'd probably do almond milk over soy, but that's just me.
Soy can actually be constipating also. We do Almond milk and it actually tastes really good! Sounds like they are both doing great. Livi just sounds like she's going to be a petite little thing. My dd is the same way.
Meghan dropped from >10% weight at her 12 month to <10% at her 15 month for weight. Her height dropped from 90% to 30%. We came back 6 weeks later for a weight/height check and she was back up to 10-20% for weight and 50% height. I don't know the percentages from her 18 month, I know she's still on the small side but there wasn't any concern.
Hopefully Alivia will be just fine at her next check too. When does she go back?
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Laura, there are some almond milks that say "unsweetened" on the front. I know Almond Breeze (blue diamond) makes one, it might be the non-refrigerated version though. I'd look at a few different brands available to you and just pick the one with the lowest sugar to start with.