DS only weighs 17 lbs, 5oz. Our pedi wants to recheck in 6 weeks. How concerned should I be?
Has he been consistently on the smaller side or did he not gain much weight since his last visit? Why is the pedi concerned now at 13 months old?
DS has been consistenly in the 3rd percentile since he was 2 months old. We have gone for weight checks in addition to his regular well baby appointments since then and he has stayed on the same curve. His pedi isn't concerned as long as he stays on the curve. He is currently about 15 1/2 lbs. Every baby is different and unless he falls below his usual curve or isn't gaining then I wouldn't be concerned.
Is he meeting milestones and seemingly healthy? If he is, I wouldn't worry at all. My DD is small, she was in the 1.5 percentile at 9 months (14 lbs 10 oz) from the 7th percentile at 6 months (13 lbs 10 oz) and per pedi wasn't really concerned-I say "not really" because when I asked if it was a concern she said "well if she stops gaining or drops more, we will look into it more". DD is happy, healthy, sleeps through the night and has hit her milestones.
I make sure to feed her plenty of table foods on top of her BM and WCM. I give her lot of the higher calorie "good fat" foods.
I am betting DD weighs about 16 lbs right now at 11m3days.