OK, here it is! I would like this to be a safe place for parents of overweight children to talk about all of the issues that arise in our parenting. I'll bbl with my thoughts
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12/8/08 at 12:38pm
|So how do you act when people give you those looks, when you hand the child a piece of food when you are socializing?|
|DS, age 6, is >97% for weight and only about 40-45% for height. He was born at <3% for weight at full-term...we've certainly run the gamut|
Another- I just read the info on the book the PP posted, and I have to say- we did the "let him eat until satisfied" until a year ago, and he DID overeat, but- mainly on carbs, so- perhaps he needs a lower carb diet?
2 thoughts on the nutrition aspect, I saw a thread in the Trad. Foods forum about losing weight with coconut oil (again, I don't want ds to lose), and I am wondering about trying that with DS, I already cook with CO, but- could there be any harm in trying to get him to take in even more?
Intersting you should say that. My dd1 was also born small (at full-term). She was 6 lbs 12 oz at birth (38 weeks), so I think that put her at like 25%. By the time she was 4 months, she was up to 95% (and this was being exclusively breastfed). I remember reading an article about how low-birth weight babies that gain weight quickly are at higher risk of obesity.
On the contrary...dd2 and ds were born at higher birth weights (7 lb 13 oz and 8 lbs 2 oz), yet they weighed less at 4 months than dd1 did.
So, it does seem to be genetics and metabolism play a huge factor.