Briana - posted on 12/15/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )
My son had his 9 month well check up today (he's 9 months tomorrow). His weight is in the 6th percentile. My pediatrician now wants me to go from EBFing to mostly formula feeding. While I have nothing against formula feeding, it's not for me. And it's not even my choice because my son refuses a bottle. I tried recently to switch him to a bottle (of breastmilk) and he went 6 hours refusing to eat so I gave up. I offer bottles and sippies all the time still but I just pretty much leave them on the floor with him. And he isn't that big into solids either. Every 2-3 days he'll want to eat a container or two of either fruits or veggies, but the other days he pushes the spoon away. Besides that, I always thought solids weren't NECESSARY until a year old. Basically a fun thing for the babies and what not. But my ped says my son should be eating solids 3 times a day apparently. I'm really upset and I feel like a horrible mom. I know it's not my fault, especially since my husband is very tall and thin and has a super fast metabolism.
If anyone wants to know, my son is 29 inches and is 17.4lbs. I'm trying to search for an online chart for breastfed babies because I'm wondering if the chart used was for formula fed babies.