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Old 08-27-09, 05:11 PM
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Jay had his 6 month check up today! He was 14 lbs 10 ounces and 25.5 inches long! He's grown one inch and 1.5 pounds in two months. He fell below the 5th percentile in weight and the 10th for height. The doctor wants me to rapidly increase his solid intake to 2 times a day. We're not even doing it once a day now, it's more like 2-3 times a week. I really don't want to do more than that right now. I think he's fine! He's more than doubled his birth weight. He eats well and is doing great developmentally.
I don't think we'll be following the doctor's recommendation but I don't really know what to tell him next time we go. Of course we have 3 months to put on the weight!
He also told me I need to be taking him outside more. That he needs to go out at least once a day for 15 min, preferrably in the morning or late afternoon.
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Old 08-27-09, 07:56 PM
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I think he's fine. For comparison sake, our Charlotte was only 12lbs, 6oz. at her 6-month check so I think J is doing just fine.

Alex gets solids twice a day and seems to be fine with that amount. He is starting to look forward to eating--he gets all excited when he sees the bowl.

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Old 08-27-09, 08:19 PM
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Did your doctor say exactly what he/she felt the problem is since he is still gaining?
I guelss I would let baby guide you. If Jay is enjoying the food (like Alex does) then I'd go for more.
Molly loves the outsides! We are out all the time and it is a sure -fire way to get her to stop crying. Once she is out the door she is looking all over and very happy. I'd be out with him as much as you can get -- winters get to be very long with babies.
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Old 08-27-09, 08:33 PM
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We got the recommendation to increase to three times a day next week(7 months) when i took Joseph in for his 6 month check. But he loves to eat. He tracks and scrapes and can even chew a little.
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Old 08-28-09, 10:23 AM
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Kaitlyn eats 3 times a day, but all babies are different - you do what you think is best - as long as he is gaining and growing, don't worry about it!
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