No she hasn't gone back to the paed. He wants the gp to monitor her unless she loses 10% of her body weight.
She seems to be going alright with her height. She's only gone from 84 percentile to 52. Her head circumference has increased too. She's gone from the 6th to the 12th.
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31-01-2015 10:29 #11
31-01-2015 11:48 #12
We have been seeing a paediatrician every month when DS2, was diagnosed as failure to thrive at the children's hospital. He would only put on maximum 30grams in a week.
They did a lot of tests on him and believe he has an intolerance to cows milk as he had a very distended belly and wasn't putting on weight. They started him on Petri junior as it for bubs that have malabsorption problems and it has seemed to have done the trick. His blood test results were all the place too with many vitamins and minerals non existent.
So my little man started his life at 1.1kg (32weeker) and is now 6 months (4 months corrected age) and weighs 5.35kg.
I think revisiting a paediatrician might be a good idea Mamasupial. You are doing a great job for Possum.
31-01-2015 12:25 #13
She put on a good amount for about 3 weeks. One week she put on 230g! I think the weight issue right now is because we have started child care and she doesn't like feeding from anyone but me so they are lucky to get 170mls in her while she is there.
31-01-2015 12:36 #14
DS was born with IUGR and was failure to thrive as well. It was a very tough beginning and he saw lots of specialists and was monitored by a paed for years. He's at school now and still fine boned and short, but very healthy and bright and you honestly wouldn't know to look at him that he had any issues as a infant.
As a baby he didn't even make the percentile chart at all, and I was worried he'd be so small he'd be bullied, but he's now up to about 50% which is just amazing to me.
31-01-2015 12:50 #15
What is IUGR?
31-01-2015 12:57 #16
Intrauterine growth restriction. Even before he was born he wasn't growing properly and he had to be delivered early.
31-01-2015 13:29 #17
Ohhh. Possum definitely did well on the inside so it wasn't that.
31-01-2015 13:33 #18
Just popping in to say my DD technically had FTT because of her medical condition. She's tiny. Always has been.
You mentioned she started daycare and won't eat or drink much there because you aren't there. My DD was the same when she's first started. Still eats only tiny amounts but it seems to be enough.
Just bear in mind that weight gain even in small amounts is great. Average it across the month rather than week by week. As long as it's going up and not being static or declining I'd not stress.
31-01-2015 13:38 #19
31-01-2015 13:53 #20
Her weight chart is not too dissimilar to my DD. ..But yeah. ..I can see that there is some cause to be a bit worried. Though it could just be the change to daycare. My DD is 2... And has just cracked 10kgs. Which is awesome. She is quite petite but finally made growth charts at about 20 months. Before that she was never on them. Lol.
Are there any underlying issues that you know of?
Not to worry you or anything but there can be stuff like malabsorotion issues. ... cmpi. ..
Are there any other symptoms or anything? Does she seem more tired than normal or tires drinking a bottle? She's fussy on the bottle? ?
Is she meeting milestone?
Our pediatrician and other specialists always told me that they don't worry about weight issues unless the trend downward is consistent for about 3 months! Which seems like a long time though they monitor closely. My daughter had ebm fortified with formula for a long time then formula made with extra scoops. She still has a special high calorie formula. Without it she'd most certainly be malnourished.
I hope you can find a Dr who can ease your mind about it all.
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