Wednesday, November 30, 2011

6 Month Appointment

Evelyn had her 6 month appointment today.  She has gained some weight, but is dropping in percentiles, something that is concerning her pediatrician.  She was in the 84th percentile when she was born, then dropped to around the 35th-40th in the first week or so...and has steadily stayed around 20th-30th since then.  This month, she was at the 14th.  Fortunately, her pediatrician is very supportive of breastfeeding, and isn't making us full-on supplement.  Instead, we now have to fortify each bottle that she has, which means we add about a teaspoon of formula to each bottle she has.  Evelyn is still a little stinker and only nurses at night when she's half asleep, so all but 1-2 feedings day will be fortified.  The fortifying adds some calories to her diet, which should hopefully catch her up on her weight gain.  Hopefully with this and the addition of more solids, she'll be back on track - we go back in a month to find out.

Her 6 month statistics:
Weight: 14 pounds, 4 ounces (1 pound, 13 ounces since 4 months) - 14th percentile
Length: 24 inches (1 inch since 4 months) - 3rd percentile
Head Circumference: 42.5 cm (1 cm since 4 months) - 44th percentile

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