Thank you to all those people who responded to my message about my "petite bub". It was very reassuring to read your responses and hear of your experiences.
After the visit to MHC, I decided that I should start giving bub a "comp" formula feed in the early evening and more variety of foods.
However the next month she became really unsettled waking two to three times an evening and vomiting each time she had the formula. I decided to switch formula brands and since then she is certainly much more settled. She has stopped vomiting after the formula.
When she does wake in the night it is only for a very short BF and then she goes straight back to sleep.
We have been to see GP and she told me that it is quite common to have to try a few different types of formula before you find one that suits your bub. My first bub took the first formula brand I gave her no probs.
The GP had had a family in the past 10 years and I was immediately placed at ease. GP conducted tests on urine just to make sure that there were no infections. (My husband has a history of renal failure and received a transplant 20 years ago so that was probably at the back of my mind) All results clear.
So I have my healthy, peaceful "petite" bub back who is 9 months old and beginning to crawl. She is also sleeping peacefully.
She is also a "foodie" baby just like her big sis. She is enjoying her new formula in the evening and it is also nice for mum to "have a break" from BF so win-win.
Thank you again for your responses. It will be interesting to see what the next visit to MHC will bring.
I really believe that each child is unique and will develop at their own rate.
Great news, I would be very interested to hear about her progress smile Be sure to update us when she gets weighed next.