Cathy - posted on 11/21/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
Just went for my son's 9-months check up and I was dismayed to find out that he has fallen below the 3rd percentile for weight and is plateauing for height. I racked my brain for all the possible things I could have done better to find an explanation for it and I believe it's because he's not getting enough calories from the organic fruit, vegetable, and even meat packs (Happy Organics brand, I think) that I feed him. The packets average around 70 calories per packet and he eats about 2.5 - 3 a day with about a total of 4-6 bottles of 4 oz. Enfamil formula, which is at 20 calories per fluid oz.) He should ideally be intaking about 800-1,000 calories a day and he's just a bit below that. Oh, did I mention he is a /super/ active baby? Absolutely all over the place!
I'm looking for suggestions and tips on how to increase calories intake for a 9-month old baby. Also any stories, words of comfort, recommendation, advice are all highly appreciated.