DD had a check at the Dr today. Her weight and length growth is slowing and the Dr is worried and told me to make sure she is getting 10g of protien each day.
I am less worried because DH and I are both average height and slim so her growth is bound to fall down from the centiles if she is anything like us. Also Dr has old charts rather than the new WHO ones.
However DH will insist that we make do this and it cant do any harm.
I mostly let DD feed herself and I spoonfeed her yoghurt and also her bedtime weatabix.
brekkie is fruit, yoghurt and bread or porridge lunch is whatever we are having with fruit, bread and more yoghurt supper is half a weatbix with cows milk the last of the yoghurt and some fruit.
She has anything between 4 and 6 BFs a day and shows no sign of slowing!
erm so what was my question? oh yes - any ideas for adding more protein?
Steaknife, it's very unusual for a baby in the UK to be short of protein, and it's not really acceptable that the doc makes a clinical decision on the basis of charts which are out of date.
It would be useful for you to check your dd's weight on the new charts; artificially selecting foods that encourage growth is not normally necessary - the overwhelming liklihood is that your dd is growing at the rate she is physiologically intended to grow at, and extra protein will make no difference at all, because (if she is eating according to appetite) she will simply reduce the volume of what she eats.
There's nothing wrong with this, but it is anxiety making and that's not good!
Thanks tictok. We are in france so not sure the procedure. As it happens dd has only started to get interested in the eggs and meat i offer in the last week or so. Her dad will want to follow drs advice so i am in a tricky situation to find something we are both comfortable with.