My 11 month has experienced a slowed growth rate, poor appetite, and mucous in his stools. He is otherwise healthy; meeting or exceeding milestones and still growing (just slowly). He went from 99% for length at first to 37% for length at his 10 month check up. His weight is now also in the 36%. He is breastfed and accepts solids; I've added formula supplementation but can't get him to take more than 5-10oz a day at max. He nurses maybe 2x during the day, one before bed, and through the night several times. His nursing sessions are often short because he is very distracted.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, I have. His ped actually recommended "ice cream with every meal and snack, white potatoes with dinner, extra butter, donuts ("like gobs")". Otherwise, just said to watch it for now. I do not take any medications. I have two other children, 4 and 6, who have always been great eaters.
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: Yes. I don't trust his pediatrician at all and am worried about my son.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No---he does still wake frequently at night. He can be cranky at times, but I think its average for his age. Like I said, he has been having loose stools now for several weeks, muscousy. Not diarrhea
--just loose. 1x day