Christine - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 9-month-old was almost 9 pounds at birth and was consistently in the 90th percentile of weight and height until 6 months. Then, at his six month check-up, he was 40th for weight and 60th for height. Now, he's just had his 9-month check up, and he weighs 19.25 lbs and is 28" long, both of which are the 25th percentile for growth.
He has breastfed exclusively since birth, with only the occasional formula bottle, and solids since around 7 months. His usual schedule of eating before the appointment was:
Wake up at 7AM - nurse
Cereal and applesauce (or something similar) at 8AM
Nurse at 10:30AM
Baby food/cheerios/cheese,etc at 12PM
Nurse at 12:30PM
Nurse at 3PM
Nurse at 5PM
Dinner (whatever we're having or more baby food) at 6PM
Nurse before bed around 7PM
So, he was nursing a LOT, but it seemed like he was getting enough food. Now I'm worried I'm not feeding him enough solids because his weight gain has dropped off so much.
What do you feed your 9-month-old?
(Also - his dad and I are both over 6 feet tall and his expected height is around 6'4" - does this matter?)