Monday, September 22, 2008

My Daughter is small?

Today I went for my daughter's 9 month check up. She weighed in at 14 lbs 10 oz. My doctor continues to be concerned about her weight. A little history she has continually come in under 5% however she continues to grow. She has met all the milestones and now she is crawling, holding her self up standing on items and walking along the couch. Every time I go in I prepare myself not to worry knowing that she is just small, but it never fails. Why is it a doctor can make me worry so, even when I know that through research everything is ok. Breast fed babies are just small. Does anyone have an opinion on this or similar situation? Is your baby small? Here are a few sites that have helped me understand things a little better.

Growth Charts for Breastfed Babies

Research How to Make More Milk?


Peng said...

It think US doctors should update their charts. WHO (World Health Organization) thinks that most doctors uses a chart for babies on Formula.. and those babies tend to grow a lot faster.

andy said...

I was a breast-fed baby! And I grew a nice round belly just fine...

Congrats on the blog btw... good idea!