Yay for my little man. I can't believe we've reached 12 months! And I am so pleased with us for reaching a 12m breastfeeding milestone. He is growing, learning, and I love watching him. I'm so proud of him.
He is 18 1/2 lbs. This the third percentile for his age. The pediatrician is slightly concerned that he isn't gaining at the right increase. (He was gaining more in the first six months of life, and isn't gaining as much now.) We had this discussion at Than's 9m apt, and I was given information about power packing. Dr would like to see him gain some more weight.
I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, Than is an active little boy, so it makes sense that he would be burning off calories easier than gaining weight. He isn't losing weight. He's seems to be eating very well, 3 good meals a day which I try to add protein to eat meal. Both my husband and I were tall and lean as children. In this aspect, I feel that he is healthy and doing well.
But then again, we trust the pediatrician (which is why we see him, obviously). Dr wants us to back off the soy milk, and go back to the Bright Beginnings Soy, instead. He wants us to continue the high protein power packing diet Than has been on- cutting out carbs, and even back off the veggies and fruits because they are simple sugars, and add even more protein. It seems a little extreme, but he seems to feel it is necessary.
So what do you think? I don't feel that my opinion and the ped's opinion are contradicting each other, but I don't feel they are total in line with this.
Also, when should Than see a pediatric dentist? He has two teeth all the way in, two three broken through, and two that will be through by this weekend. I've been told varrying answers, and I'm wondering what you are doing for your moonbeams.
Thanks for all your thoughts. I'm grateful to have you ladies to come to when I feel a bit lost.