Hi my daughter is 8 months and will be 9 months on Oct 12th. I had taken her to the doctor this past monday and I was scolded by her doctor because of her height and weight, she was 24.5 inches tall and only weighed 16.12oz.... she has been EBF until 7 months when I tried to start introducing solids to her, she'd have her days where she'd eat 1/3 to 1/2 a jar of fruits or veggies at a setting then other days wouldnt want anything but my milk. She hasnt started crawling yet she wont pull up on her hands and knees she pushes her hands and scoots backwards but gets mad and will just roll from tummy to back and back on tummy. I feel like she is normal but maybe Im just crazy... anyways I need some parental advice since I've continued to beat myself up after our appointment with my doctor.
Also she was 8lbs and 5oz at birth and was 17 3/4 inches tall Im 5'4 and my husband is 5'8....which my doctor knows this but anyways...
I'm gonna take a guess and say they think baby is gaining too much weight? My 11month old weighs a little more than that, so I think I'm making that right assumption, but please correct me if I'm wrong. However, if I am right, I would say get a new doctor. I didn't find a pediatrician that fit with my oldest DD's needs & mine till she was almost a yr. I had doctors constantly telling me she was over weight. Funny thing back when I was a baby it would have been considered healthy (better chubby than skinny?), Anyway she was in the 90th percentile(for weight/avg. height) for the longest time & yet she was born with GERD and still gained like crazy( & no not over feed). Point being, once she did actually start getting going(around 9 &1/2months crawling & 11months for walking) she evened out just fine. She is now 3 & perfectly healthy & at an average weight & everything. Imagine that. My mommy instincts were spot on. Trust yourself. No one knows your baby like you do.
I was told the same thing during my son's 6mo appt. I was told to cut back on his formula intake (6oz to 5oz) and that was WITHOUT any form of baby food. He has always been pretty lengthy (20.5 at birth and now 28in at 9 mo) but the PA said that he would become "obese". Yes, she used the word obese to my 6mo son because he had gained so much early on. I of course felt that I was being a horrible (first time) mother by feeding him too much so I cut back.
He is now 9mo at 19lbs 7oz and is still 28in but they say he is too thin but in the normal range. He eats about a jar (depending on the food) during each sitting, several puffs, a couple teething cookies, and of course some "adult" foods.
My only advice would be, YOU know what YOUR daughter does and how she handles the food. Your dr only sees her every 3mos so don't worry.
I've also gotten remarks about his head being large and that he'll have "speech & developmental issues" later. Trust me, I wasn't too happy when I heard that.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.