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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    Sorry. I just noticed there's a heap of posts that my phone didn't give me notification for. I don't really understand the growth chart thing. Is 9kg is on the low end of the scale at 9 months does that mean he isn't the normal weight range for 18 months or do I just not understand what you've said?
    Sorry typo in my original response - I meant 9kg at 18 months (not 9 months) is around 3rd percentile. So bottom end of the scale but still 'normal' and someone has to be at the bottom.
    Here's a link to the boys growth chart 0-2 years:
    http://www.who.int/childgrowth/stand...boys_p_0_2.pdf

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    A friend of mine had very similar struggles with her DD. She was either dismissed by medical professionals or they thought she was deliberately starving her child. She was literally begging for help as her DD was wasting away before her eyes. She finally went to ED (again!) and got a dr who paid attention. Her DD was found to be chronically malnourished. They did a range of tests and found she had multiple food allergies/intolerances (basically to everything) and gastroparesis.

    If I were you I'd take your DS to ED again and tell them you're not leaving until you're taken seriously. That you want them to give you referals to check whether he's malnourished, check for food allergies/intolerances, and to check that his digestive tract is functioning correctly. Also to check whether his food aversions are linked to a sensory issue. Don't leave without those referals to specialists!

    Best wishes hun, I know how frustrating, confusing and terrifying it must be to not be listened to when it comes to your child's wellbeing xx

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    My DD was similar at about 6-9 months she dropped off the charts, she now 4.5 and still petite around the 15%ile. She had no food intolerances and her main issue seemed to be that she wasn't absorbing iron(low HB) she went on supplements until her weight was back on the charts. As her growth has remained constant on the same track now I'm not concerned.

    We were lucky that the child health nurse at the time routinely checked HB and hers deficiency was picked up(then had full blood test) as if was never routine with DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bel0v3d View Post
    My DD was similar at about 6-9 months she dropped off the charts, she now 4.5 and still petite around the 15%ile. She had no food intolerances and her main issue seemed to be that she wasn't absorbing iron(low HB) she went on supplements until her weight was back on the charts. As her growth has remained constant on the same track now I'm not concerned.

    We were lucky that the child health nurse at the time routinely checked HB and hers deficiency was picked up(then had full blood test) as if was never routine with DS.

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    That's a good point about iron - my dd was severely anaemic around 7-8 months and wasn't going well with solids. She went onto iron liquid supplement and her eating improved quickly as apparently being anaemic affects appetite. Iron is definitely worth looking at OP.

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    So as an update to this thread, I've taken him both to the ED and a new GP. I took him to the ED primarily due to his poo smelling really strongly of cat urine. They then sent us home and told me there was nothing to worry about.

    The new GP ordered a full blood work up and we get the results on Saturday regarding them, so there's that.

    Cheerfully I've started getting him to eat. I'm not really sure what happened but it's like overnight he figured out that food is actually pretty good and he's now eating more than he has in the past few months, so that's a win IMO.

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    Gosh this scared me when you said 5kg at 18 months, my DS was 5kg at 5 weeks!! I'm glad he is a bit more than that but I'm sorry to hear the health professionals have not listened or supported you. How did his blood test results go???

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