December 18, 2006

Not gaining weight

At 13.5 months now, Yiu Yiu weighs a mere 7.4kg. She can still wear clothes for babies 6 months of age…can't say it's a bad thing, though, coz I don't need to keep buying new clothes for her. She is still fully on breast milk and takes two solid meals a day. She is taking quite a good portion of porridge (up to ¾ - 1 rice bowl at each meal) but she just doesn't put on any weight at all. She has been hovering around this weight for the last several months. Am I worried? You bet! But every time I ask her paed, she says there's nothing to worry and babies tend to have stagnant weight for several months before undergoing a growth spurt and stagnation again...and the cycle repeats itself. So I am now eagerly waiting for her supposed growth spurt but in the meantime, I guess as long as she's healthy and achieving her developmental milestones, there really isn't anything to worry about.

2 comments:

Angeleyes said...

like what i posted on MMB... quite worry as DS don't really grow... his daddy said DS forever look cute-cute... not a good sign leh. But he is active and eating well so just let it be for the time being. I'm sure Yiu-yiu will grow after this phase...

allthingspurple said...

hey, i dont know if this is a case of misery loves company, but i sure am glad i have got company !!! Ashley who is also 13.5 month now is fully on breastmilk and only take 2 solids as well. AND also been hovering around 8 kg to 8.2 kg for the last 6 months. !!!! She seems healthy and happy though. so i suppose we both have nothing to worry about if the babies are contented and healthy