Hello!

10 Comments

So my son was taken out 3.1 weeks early and only weighed 2.075kgs, he was doing quite well, he’s now nearly 6months and weighs 6.1kgs, to me that is huge and awesome from what he was. But he is only at the 3rd percentile, he did have quite bad reflux, but after trying a few different things it seems to have settled. Although they believe that because he was born with jaundice it was caused by abo incompatibility. He went in late for his needles and they want him to see a pediatrician which we will. But did anyone else have this? What happened? The gp brought up something about malnutrition or maybe a blood disorder but because I was sick and didn’t go I don’t know exactly what was said. I just want to know others stories and all that.


Posted by ForHeavensCakes, 18th June 2015


Post your story
  • My baby was born on the 3rd centile, he is 9 months now and just about 8kg. At his 6 month check up he was just over 6.5kg but the paed wasn’t to concerned.
    Good Luck. Maybe have him checked out again for your piece of mind.

    Reply

  • yes i assume that you have been taking him to see the baby health nurse otherwise again i will say that it is the standard 6 month check-up.If the babies have had issues, they like to keep an eye on them more

    Reply

  • So sorry I can’t offer any help here, but listen to the doctors and see a paediatrician which he recommended to get to the bottom of things quickly and I really hope you manage to get peace of mind quickly.

    Reply

  • maybe it is just a standard six month check up

    Reply

  • My son was born 6 weeks early and he too had jaundice and bad reflux in the day following his birth, he was tube feed for the first 10 days or so. after 2 weeks he was well enough to come home. All he ever did was sleep and drink for the first six months. Even when he started eating he was still very small.
    Its really good to follow up with a pediatrititan as they can help with follow up test to get to the bottom of things a normal GP woudnt look for. With my son it was very helpful and they were abe to put us in touch with various local speciaists he has needed to see due to him been a premmie. He was always that bit behind other kids of the same age but thats ok as he got there in the end. It took him till about 18 months to catchup.

    Reply

  • My son was born a healthy weight, but at three months I took him to the Dr as he started losing weight rapidly, he looked like ET. We were admitted and stayed for eight days. They wouldn’t let me breast feed him anymore and immediately placed him on a special extra calorie formula. He gained weight but really slowly, after several blood tests, they advised that his liver was at a low functionality, meaning that my breastmilk was essentially doing nothing as he couldn’t absorb the nutrients. They added extra calories to his formula again, the faster he gained weight the better his liver function was. When we were let out we had peadeatrician, dietician and general GP appointments for another 9 months. Recently we were told we don’t have to see them anymore. Good luck. (I included a pic of what he looked like just before he was admitted to hospital)

    Reply

  • I agree with BellaB, it’s worth getting him checked just to make sure nothing is wrong. My twins were born preemie, and under 2kg, and were on the 3rd percentile for weight until they were 12 months, when they started to
    Catch up!

    Reply

  • Get him checked out to ease your mind then take it from there. Good luck

    Reply

  • Good luck, dont have much experience with this but wishing you all the best.

    Reply

  • I wouldn’t worry – yet – my kids were born premmie and they stayed tiny till they were about 8 months old, and then just shot up. But it is worth getting him properly checked out in case there is another issue.

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account


Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join