I'm hoping some of you may have experiences to share with babies not gaining weight when they have a low appetite. DS was growing really well until 6 months but hasn't gained any real weight since then. He was born in the 10th percentile for weight, quickly gained up to the 50th percentile by 3 months old and then slowed down. He's now well below the graph for 9.5 months.
He's bf and been on solids since 6 months. I'm doing a bit of a combo of purees and finger foods three times a day. He almost always refuses the second breast except for right before bed, preferring instead to feed twice as often, so he's bf 6-8 times per day! Similarly, he rarely eats much solids - sometimes 3 teaspoons is all I can get into him and he just makes a huge mess with the finger food without ingesting very much.
Some people have suggested putting him on formula which I really don't want to do and don't think it would change much anyway, as he just wants to eat like a bird. I tried spacing out his bfs to 4 hourly to see if it would make him more hungry so he might take both breasts but he still only took one after 4 hours so that tactic was going to make him even more tiny.
Has anyone dealt with a bub like this? Should I be worried? Any tips much appreciated.