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poppy101 Wed 01-Jun-05 13:21:21

Just took babe for 9 month check up, only weighed just over 18lbs and height wasn't as good as it should be. Just concerned and mentioned to HV that I didn't feel that my baby was as plump as other babies his age.

Always been concerned about weight gain since I was advised to stop bf and mix the feed, since then for the last 3 months he has been on C & G premium milk as he was doing pretty well. Eats very well, been off food and milk in the last 3 days due to bad teething problems, just really concerned as whether or not I should put him onto follow on milk to fatten him up ?? Has anyone else had problems like this, I know that the C & G premium is basically as near to breast milk and therefore I am assuming that he is not going to hit the targets of the growth charts. Also he is very active, standing up all the time, walk arounds furniture, will not sit on his own for very long. Should I worry ???

gothicmama Wed 01-Jun-05 13:36:19

probably not - does he look in proportion to himself, if he has been off his food etc than it will make a diff but he will soon put it back on

Chuffed Wed 01-Jun-05 13:37:51

poppy I don't have my book in front of me but I think dd was about that weight, just below 50% line for weight but on the 91% line for height so essentially a bit thin. My HV never worried about it, she was really active too. Not all babies are round.

poppy101 Wed 01-Jun-05 19:43:48

He looks well in proportion, do you think that I should put him onto follow on milk for the remainder 2 and a half months ?

charleepeters Wed 01-Jun-05 19:45:13

my ds is 9 monthd and weighs 15lb, so i woludnt worry as h.v says ds is fine and hes quite podgy! he was 6lb 13oz when he was born.

poppy101 Wed 01-Jun-05 19:47:39

Thanks for your advice, just really wanted to check as the hv made me feel a little bit upset as though as wasn't doing things right.
Will try not to worry.

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poppy101 Wed 01-Jun-05 19:58:35

Tbh I didn't really want follow on milk as he seemed to enjoy milk and was generally healthy. Last time I changed from bmilk to formula he developed awful rash which I think was due to the milk.

He does enjoy food in general so I think I will keep him on his premium.

Saacsmum Wed 01-Jun-05 23:22:57

Hi dont mean to hijack your post but we have similar concerns, ds has dropped from top of 75th percentile to bottom of 50th. He is totally uninterested in solids but to look at looks chubby. His weight gain is very slow over the last month, now 8 mths old. We have been told that he is now considered failure to thrive! and have been advised to cut down breastfeeds to get him more interested in food. Very stressful and worrying. If your ds is eating well other than during teething and is active and happy I would be less tendant to worry.

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