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growth in a 13 mo - questions?

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LeonieBooCreepy Tue 27-Oct-09 22:21:46

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MonsterousNasalPustule Tue 27-Oct-09 23:32:22

I wonder if it is just that she is so active that she is using up the calories living life to the max.

LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 08:17:02

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LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 08:21:57

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OOOOOOOOOOOpsacoconut Wed 28-Oct-09 08:32:44

I have to say my DD is similar - is is 13mo and just weighs 8.4kg. She has put on 3 oz in the last 6 weeks, despite eating like a horse. HV said there was nothing to worry about as she is VERY active and is most likely using all her calories and not having a lot to store. We have started doing breakfast (porridge/weetabix with fruit and full fat yogurt) then a 10am snack of fruit and/or toast with butter and cheese/peanut butter then lunch with yogurt and fruit to follow snack at 3 then dinner at 5.30, yorgurt at 6.15 then milk at bedtime. Yes it is alot of food but we have found little often is working well. She is eating and running about so they don't seem worried, HV has offered Paed reffeal if I am still worried next time I weigh her. I don't think I will take it up as DD is happy, active and meeting her milestones. DD is also still BF and I have a hyperthyriod so we initially thought my meds might affect her but they tested and is fine.

LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 08:51:56

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MonsterousNasalPustule Wed 28-Oct-09 09:58:37

She does sound a livewire.

With regard to butter/cream etc my best mate has small children ie almost 8yo ds is in 5yo clothes and she was told to feed him up on these, with her dd born last year now 16m in 6m clothing, she was told not to when she statred to introduce 'food' as it can cause the body to process foods quicker so actually reduce nutrient absorbsion, both were bf until 12-14m.

Little and often with very busy dc is the way to go as they have constant energy input so don't 'dip into' their stores.

LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 10:09:38

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LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 10:20:54

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Rycie Wed 28-Oct-09 12:11:09

My dd is 12 mnths and weighs 8.74 so a bit more than yours but her weight gain has always been slow and was very poor at one point. She also has reflux and is very very active. My paed has said however that as long as she's growing in length that its okay.

MonsterousNasalPustule Wed 28-Oct-09 12:42:47

BF is no doubt the best for her, good stuff and easy to digest.

As you say you can't force them.

LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 15:43:14

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LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 15:58:07

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LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 19:24:03

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MonsterousNasalPustule Wed 28-Oct-09 21:46:00

On the WHO chart she is between the 15th and 50th lines for weight and head circ & 50th for height.

MonsterousNasalPustule Wed 28-Oct-09 21:51:41

Weight for length she is on the 15th line.

MonsterousNasalPustule Wed 28-Oct-09 21:53:23

What is her arm circ in cms? i am guessing it means middle of the upper arm.

LeonieBooCreepy Wed 28-Oct-09 22:46:08

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LeonieBooCreepy Thu 29-Oct-09 09:05:06

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MonsterousNasalPustule Thu 29-Oct-09 11:13:02

so on the 50th line, so average or just under average in all!!

Not such a little dot

LeonieBooCreepy Thu 29-Oct-09 11:34:08

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MonsterousNasalPustule Thu 29-Oct-09 11:45:43

She is doing great as there are at least 15 others smaller than her and in some cases 50 others smaller.

As for the food no eat, i reason that just like adults sometimes they just aren't in the mood but as long as 'good' snacks are available they will be fine.

LeonieBooCreepy Thu 29-Oct-09 19:53:46

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MonsterousNasalPustule Thu 29-Oct-09 22:05:05

Ah FB, not signed up

LeonieBooCreepy Thu 29-Oct-09 23:05:53

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