Liz - posted on 03/22/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )
My daughter just turned 9 months old. At her 6 month checkup, she weighed 17 pounds. I just weighed her tonight and she's down to 15.5 pounds. I am breastfeeding, but she's also eating solids 3 times a day. She nurses every 4 hours during the day and then 1.5 hours after her first three feeds she gets a jar of baby food. She never acts hungry in between and after everything I feed her, she spits up some. Every time. It doesn't seem to bother her though. She eats great, she sleeps great, and she's generally a happy baby. Unless of course I walk out of the room, but that's a separate issue.
I have 3 other children and have never had them lose weight. I also have never breastfed this long so that may have something to do with it. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this, and what you did about it, if anything. I expect I will get some grief from the doctor when I take her for her checkup and I'm wondering how I should handle this as well? I don't want to start her on formula now if I don't have to. Advice/suggestions/support welcome! Thank you!