15 month check up

8 posts / 0 new
Last post
abacaxi's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 02/27/10
Posts: 363
15 month check up

Rowan had her 15 month check up today. It didn't go that well, and not just because she recognized the room as one she got shots in before and decided to scream the whole time.

She's actually lost weight since her 12 month. Only an ounce, but she's dropped into the 6th percentile for weight. She's at 19lbs, 6oz. She hasn't really gotten taller either, but she only dropped from the 75th to the 67th for height. Her head is still small, but holding steady in the 22nd percentile.

She's super active and runs all over the place, and she's actually pretty far ahead in cognitive development. The doctor was impressed with everything except the whole losing weight thing.

I don't really know how to get her to eat more. She will only eat one food at a time, and everything else we put in front of her ends up on the floor. She also makes it really clear when she's finished eating and will hide her face and refuse to allow any food past her lips. And all she really wants is breast milk. If she had her way, she'd stay latched on all day long (she tries to look through books while nursing, she tries to play with her toys while nursing, and once she tried to shove other food into her mouth without de-latching). The doctor suggested adding butter to all her food, and Dh thinks I need to fatten myself up to get more fat into my milk for her.

ange84's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 8 months ago
Joined: 12/28/09
Posts: 6564

"abacaxi" wrote:

and once she tried to shove other food into her mouth without de-latching).

Sorry but this part made me laugh a bit.

I have no ideas on getting her to eat more unfortunatly. The activity rate/ vs amount eaten is a hard thing to deal with, but I think common for this age.

jolly11sd's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 02/02/05
Posts: 3327

I'm sorry it was such a rough appt. with her screaming, no fun. I'm sure she will be fine and her body will let her know if she need to eat more. Odin doesn't weigh much more than she does and is just starting to go through a 'won't eat anything' stage as well. If he was my first I'd have worried way more but I've learned that when they are hungry they will eat.

LOL to DH thinking you need to add more fat to your diet for her. I actually researched this when Odin was little as we wasn't gaining weight at first with my BM and it turns out you can't change the calorie or fat content of your breast milk. Totally interesting and shattered my Paula Dean daily meal plans (kidding).

abacaxi's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 02/27/10
Posts: 363

"jolly11sd" wrote:

LOL to DH thinking you need to add more fat to your diet for her. I actually researched this when Odin was little as we wasn't gaining weight at first with my BM and it turns out you can't change the calorie or fat content of your breast milk. Totally interesting and shattered my Paula Dean daily meal plans (kidding).

So when I ate 4 giant sugar cookies tonight, it didn't help Rowan? Crap. Now I'm depressed and need another one to cheer myself up.

alwayssmile's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 1 month ago
Joined: 08/26/07
Posts: 14483

I am SO TIRED of the internet eating my replies on here!!!

Anyways, one ounce of loss isn't that bad really. Basically she's steady. And since she's not affected mentally or physically I'd try not to worry. Is it possible for her to snack throughout the day? Or at least when she's at home?

From 9-11 months Aiden lost weight - almost a whole pound! He's finally gaining weight again, but I guarantee that he has not put on any height since his 12 month appointment. He's becoming a shorty. Blum 3 I'm not worried and expect eventually he will grow.

rubber_da_glove's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 7 months ago
Joined: 12/31/07
Posts: 1527

Sorry the docs are worried about her loosing weight. I'm sure she's fine

laurensmitty1982's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 5 months ago
Joined: 07/30/06
Posts: 1117

Sounds like Natalie. Not sure if you want to add like pediasure into her diet, if she can even drink that yet. I think my sister did it when she was trying to get her son to gain a little weight.

BuckeyeK's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 10/23/06
Posts: 3087

I'm sure she's fine, she's just moving a lot more and burning the calories she's eating. She'll start eating food eventually, so I wouldn't worry too much about that either. Maybe if you can find one thing she really likes to entice her? Lainey loves graham crackers and goldfish crackers, and would eat those all day long if I let her. Maybe slip her some pediasure? If it were me I'd want to work on getting good calories into her and not just the empty ones and saturated fat that come from butter