It's not a massive rant, just a bit of a gripe... When Bethan was a baby (as opposed to a toddler, like now (when did that happen?! )), we were constantly told to give her a bottle to supplement because she was born on the 91st centile (8lbs7oz), then lost her birth weight, and then gained weight really slowly, and went down to the 25th centile. We were told to come and get weighed every week, and each week, told she wasn't getting enough milk. I didn't. She gained enough, and was healthy and happy, and I think the centiles are total rubbish. By 8 months, she averaged out on the 50th centile, and has plodded along on there since. She's now jumped onto the 75th, and the HV was talking about how she's obviously doing well, because she's gaining so much weight. My question, is basically; why the hell is weight gain an indicator of a thriving baby?! Why was my baby struggling when she gained weight slowly, and now a star pupil because she's started to put it on more quickly, and going above her centile lines?! She's exactly the same now, as she was then, regarding her health/activity/nappy antics, so, what the hell?! Gripey rant over!