Daniel is on the small side (so are his Dad and I) and our ped is watching his weight. He hasn't lost, but he is slow to gain. She feels that he is fine, but if he's still low next month she is going to order some bloodwork just to be sure. Naturally, I don't want them to have to draw blood. I BF and asked outright if I should supplement with formula - happily she doesn't want that. Instead she thinks it's best if we try to get his weight up with solids.
He's loving purees - lots of different fruits and many vegetables. I usually make his food but I also bought some jars to try him with meat. Last night he loved a turkey/potatoe puree. So I think the meat will help. And we can start yogurt so I can mix that with fruit puree. I'm going to get some pastina too. Any other ideas that might plump him up just a bit? He is getting 3 meals a day now. I'm going to start him on bits of regular food but right now he doesn't really like the texture. I just gave him some ground beef and he seemed to really like the taste but gagged swallowing it. So I will stick with pureeing things and slowly introduce table foods.
Thanks for any help. I'm not worried, but I am if you know what I mean.
ETA: I also give him cereal in the morning with his fruit. I am going to up the amounts slowly to be sure he's getting all he can.