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    Default HC not increasing

    Dd is now 8 months and due to failure to thrive earlier on, we get her weighed and measured regularly.

    At birth her HC was 32cms and sat at 6%. It doesn't worry me that she has a small head, that's just her. At 5.5 months her HC was 41cms. At 6 months and 7 months it was still measuring at 41cms. Today at 8 months it was 40cms and has dropped to 0.5%.

    Has anyone had this before? Could it just be her head changing shape? I read that it could be due to failure to thrive. I'd love to hear similar stories please.

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    Has it been measured by the same person each time? We had to get DS checked a few extra times because of his fontanelle closing on the earlier end of normal, and the paed said that there is a lot of difference in how people measure and error in measurement so it should be the same one each time if possible.

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    It has been measured by the same person every time.

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    Ok. Hopefully someone has some experience to share. Fingers crossed you get some answers soon. Did the nurse suggest any follow up?

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    I'm not sure. DP took dd, not me. I'll be taking her to a gp on Saturday

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    Is she seeing a paed at all?

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    No. We took her to the hospital months ago when she lost a lot of weight over a few days. The paed that saw us gave us reflux meds and said the gp was fine to keep check of her.

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    Hopefully the GP will refer you to a paed. Both my kids were slow weight gainers and DD was failure to thrive as a baby. Thankfully HC and height have been ok. Our paed said they worry about malnutrition if the HC or height slow down/stop which could indicate an issue absorbing nutrients.

    Where is she sitting with her other measurements? Is she in proportion? We have regular followups for DS as he is around the 90th for height and under the 10th for weight (although this has gone up to about 15th recently). DD was similar and is totally fine now, I just think that my kids are always going to be tall and slender. It's just who they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Hopefully the GP will refer you to a paed. Both my kids were slow weight gainers and DD was failure to thrive as a baby. Thankfully HC and height have been ok. Our paed said they worry about malnutrition if the HC or height slow down/stop which could indicate an issue absorbing nutrients.

    Where is she sitting with her other measurements? Is she in proportion? We have regular followups for DS as he is around the 90th for height and under the 10th for weight (although this has gone up to about 15th recently). DD was similar and is totally fine now, I just think that my kids are always going to be tall and slender. It's just who they are.
    Her height seems ok and her weight has been hovering around the 30th. ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1432815581.274516.jpg This is her HC.

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    I would also be asking for a paed referal just to be sure. It's probably just the failure to thrive but I'd want to be sure. Is she hitting all her milestones?


 

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