by milesymommy (336 Posts), Fri Sep 10, 2010 03:55 pm
My 1 year old has not gained any weight in the last 3 months. In fact, he's down a couple ounces from 3 months ago. But he eats well. Up until his 1 yr well baby this week, he was drinking 20-30 oz of formula a day, plus 3 meals and 1-2 snacks... the typical diet for an older infant. His foods have been varied in type. By 9 mo, mostly jarred stage 3 foods, from apples and bananas with cereal to turkey dinner to spaghetti with beef to green beans with rice and of course cheerios. Over the last 2 months, he'll eat some of whatever we eat - pancakes, eggs, raviolis, turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peas, pizza... And this is on top of 20-30 oz of formula!
He started out at 7lbs 14 oz (83%), and is now 19 lbs (6%) at a year old. His height and head circumference have stayed on curve (50% for height, 80% for head). The pediatrician (and me of course!) is concerned about his lack of weight gain. He ordered labs (just loved having his finger milked... not) and is now having me feed him pediasure trying to get him to gain weight, and since he's a year, switching from formula to whole milk - we introduced him to whole milk a month ago so he's doing fine with the switch. We rarely give him juice, so it's not that he's getting empty calories.
Anyone else have issues like this??? Most of the stuff I find talks about kids that don't eat enough or eat the wrong stuff - but he eats more than enough of the right kind of foods. And he doesn't have diarrhea (unless on antibiotics). He is very active and is meeting the developmental milestones... but I can't help but worry.