Hi everyone... I don't usually post here, but I wanted to get some opinions and keep finding conflicting information online.
My 13 month old was born a big baby (9lb8oz) and is tall. Her ped. has never told me her exact percentile, and until now I've never even thought to ask, but I know she's around the 95th percentile just by when he shows me and I glance at the chart.
She gained weight at a normal rate until about 3 weeks ago when we went for a sick visit and there was a drop. This was 3 weeks after she began walking and came off of formula. We took her back to recheck her ears and weight and all in all over 5 weeks she dropped 15oz, so almost a full pound. Her height is climbing at a normal rate, her energy level is great (with an off day here and there since she's had either a virus or an ear infection off and on for about 2 months now), she's happy, sleeps well, and is meeting milestones just fine. Her ped is beyond unconcerned, although does address my concerns, and told me that it's fine and to keep doing what I'm doing. I make sure she has balanced meals and recently started trying to up her calorie intake with butter, extra cheeses, and all whole milk when she has a drink. She won't do pediasure- she doesn't like it. She still lost weight.
When I told him I was worried about her being failure to thrive her ped said that failure to thrive is not a diagnosis that is used for kids over a year (although online I've found that to not be true) and I'm concerned about her eating habits, which he told me are fine. She eats a variety of foods but not a lot at any one time and I know it's not enough. One meal here and there she may eat what I'd consider a lot, but that's a rarity. You obviously can't force feed a 13 month old and I really don't want her to end up with some kind of eating disorder because her mother tried to jam yogurt in her mouth.
Has this happened to anyone else? Does it sound like I should worry or just keep on keepin on how we are? Like I said, she's a seemingly happy healthy baby, it's only the weight loss and not stellar appetite that are concerning me.