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October 4th, 2007, 03:42 PM
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My baby is almost 14 months old and has always been on the small side. She was off the charts for weight but in the 50% percentile for height a couple of months ago. She has not been eating alot these last couple of months. She flat out refuses food Don't get me wrong, she still eats, but only a few bites. She is still wearing 6-9 months clothes and could fit into 3-6 months when it comes to shorts/skirts. The 6-9 month cloths are still baggy on her but she is starting to outgrow them because of the length. If she was not wearing a cloth diaper, her pants would fall right off !! Her pants are still baggy in the diaper area while in cloth. She looks like she has thinned out and feels lighter to me. I put her on the scale and she was at 16 pounds. This is with clothes and a cloth diaper on. She was just shy of 17 pounds 2 months ago.

I should be getting insurance from work in another week. I'll take her to the doctor again at that time. Does anyone have any similar experiences? I'm starting to freak.
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October 4th, 2007, 04:02 PM
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I don't have any experience with this so I am not really any help. Is the scale that you weighed her on the same one that you used 2 months ago? I know that my scale at home weighs Peyton very differently than the on at the docs. I can't remember if it is less or more at the moment. I asked Peyton's doctor at his 12m appointment about how little he ate sometimes. His doc's response was that I would be surprised by how little food he actually needed.
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October 4th, 2007, 04:05 PM
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It was a different scale but This scale and the doctor's scale are close.
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October 4th, 2007, 04:05 PM
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Toddlers go through spurts where they don't eat for a while, and once they get mobile sometimes they drop weight. I wouldn't freak, but talk to her doctor nonetheless.
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October 4th, 2007, 04:15 PM
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Beth, How much does your baby weigh now? Our babies are about the same, aren't they?
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October 4th, 2007, 04:30 PM
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yup Anastasia was 15 lbs 15 oz a month ago. And she hasn't gained since. And she hardly eats as well
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October 4th, 2007, 04:34 PM
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Oh April, I'm sorry this is worrying you! Do you think some of it's because she has been sick the last couple weeks? She does seem really healthy to me, it seems like she's gotten a lot taller recently. I wish she'd go on a food binge and gain a couple pounds for you to ease your mind a little.
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October 4th, 2007, 05:02 PM
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I have a little skinny mini too. She wears 6/9 months clothes (though she's just finally getting into some 12 months clothes).

I just try giving her the highest fat stuff I can. I get her the boost to drink so she's getting the fat and nutrition and she loves it because it's flavored. I also get her the highest fat milk (we get lactaid, though) and put hershey's in it. She won't drink plain milk...

I also get her the high fat yogurt--no low fat.

And I give her cheese all day long if she'll eat it. She has some days where she'll eat half a block by herself. I definitely don't get the reduced fat cheese--it's full fat cheddar or monterey jack or colby.

Another thing she likes is bread. So--I load it with butter and let her have at it.

If she won't eat a lot, then make sure what she's eating is full of fat and calories.
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October 4th, 2007, 05:26 PM
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She eats the Yo Baby yogurt every morning it is made with whole milk and has 110 calories. I have some real butter for her, but I keep forgetting to put it on her food I've never tried boost, but I have tried the Pedia Sure drinks (she hates them). She is nursing 1/2 time and is drinking whole milk the other half. I give her whatever she will eat. She just ate about 6 peanut butter m&ms

DH has been following her around telling her not to go so fast because she is burning to many calories
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Maddie had a hard time because she's so active. She kept getting up and dropping back down, up, down, etc. It was so frustrating!! Some days she'll eat GREAT and then she'll not eat well for a few days...
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October 4th, 2007, 05:58 PM
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I don't have much help to offer...my kiddo weighed in at 25 pounds for his 1 year visit! He was 8 3 when he was born. But then in the last year he's only gained like 3 pounds.

Have they done a blood test (finger prick) where they check various levels? like nutrients and such? I think maybe that was his 15 month visit though...

Will she eat cream cheese? My kiddo loves it on bagels and crackers! Pop tarts?

I know you're worried...but I sure wish I could eat crap and not gain a pound!!! I look at food and gain!!
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