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My Small Baby Girl

July 22, 2011 by Michelle

At 6lbs 4oz., 20 inches, and 5 days late, my baby girl was tiny from the beginning. Around the 6 month mark, her weight gain slowed and as a breastfeeding mother, it was to be expected, however, as her percentiles continued to drop, the pediatricians continued to be cautious with extra weight checks between visits.

After I returned to work after her first birthday, my husband took her to the first doctor’s visit I didn’t attend. When his report included the recommendation that we put butter on all her food, I started to freak. Could this really be a healthy option for a child forming her lifetime eating habits?

I no longer had the regular new mom and breastfeeding support groups that had kept me calm about her weight. And while I have one evening support group I still attend, I needed another outlet and choose to start Petite Child.

Even though my baby Bunny has met and exceed all other development factors to date, the weight โ€œissueโ€ is still part of our lives. It is my firm belief that she is a perfectly healthy, but petite. My aim with this blog is to connect with other moms and share my story so parents with their own petite child can celebrate the joys of tiny tots!


  1. Chad says:

    I’ve never liked the percentile game or “normal range” etc when speaking about children or for that matter people ion general.

    Every child is unique and as a loving caring parent you’ll know if something is “wrong” or just right for your children.

    She’s in the 100 percentile, as in 100 percent perfect for her.

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