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6 month old weight gain dropping

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JennyM123 Fri 30-Sep-11 11:34:45

Hi everyone

My baby is 24 weeks old and at around 3 months old she started getting diahrrea - everytime she passed a stool which at the time was around once a day. I was told by health visitors and GP that it was just teething and not to worry. Then around six weeks ago we found lumps on her head and we were told they were lymphnodes but she is still happy and alert so not to worry - they are still there and the GP has offered no idea as to why. She now has diahrrea around 4 or 5 times a day. She was born at 7 lbs 15 ozs and had very healthy weight gain up until around 3/3 and a half months and she has dropped from the 25th centile to the 9th centile and still seems to be dropping - she only gained 3 ozs in the past 3 weeks. A stool sample has been taken and test results came back normal. We have been weaning her for a few weeks and she has baby rice/purees twice a day. She has never been that interested in milk and only takes around 700 ml a day (although we offer her more). She shows no other sign of illness and is a happy, alert baby. I'm worried about her becoming dehydrated and very worried about her weight gain or lack of. The health visitors are concerned and I haven't found GPs too helpful...

Sorry for the long message but have any other mums come across this?

JennyM123 Fri 30-Sep-11 12:38:53

She's formula fed and I'd actually say she takes more like 800/850ml in a day.

Laurale31 Sat 01-Oct-11 19:03:18

Hi, my ds has been much the same never liked milk much takes 20oz per day around 500ml, he is 8 months old and still only rakes the same amount if milk, doc says as long as he's getting around 15 oz per day he's getting enough vitamins and fluids to b healthy,it has always worried me though! He was 7lb9oz at birth and is now 14lb 6, he was put on hypo allergenic milk because of poor weight gain and silent reflux at 12 weeks old, it hasn't made much difference but the runny poo stopped, I have posted on here before being so worried and lots of people said that there dc's were slow at gaining weight and they are now they are older you wouldn't know,
Docs and hv are a nightmare, I suggested milk allergy because it was running through him and they just got me a prescription sorted , he was also put on a provoking which helped, supposedly because I was on antibiotics when pregnant it can have affected his good bacteria, I hope you get some answers it's horrible when you don't know what to do , xx

MangoMonster Sat 01-Oct-11 19:06:14

May be you can get extra calorie formula?

Laurale31 Sat 01-Oct-11 19:06:22

Sorry for all the typing mistakes! On my iPhone, I had typed probiotic and it changed to provoking! Stupid phone! grin

BikeRunSki Sat 01-Oct-11 19:22:52

Longstanding diarrhoea could be milk intolerance, a friend of mine battled to be rffered to a nutrritinist for months and ended up going privateCould you try a soy ore goats milk formula? Might help, although friend's ds intolrant to these too.

Also, it is quite normal for weight gain to slow down at 6 months, and 9th centile is still in normal range.

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