Originally Posted by dashley111
Ok so Im thinking of pre-gaming my discussion points/arugments for Bettie's 6 month check. We cant get out of it, since its required by our insurance company...so that's not an option, or I just would skip it altogether.
SO- I used to love my ped but I feel like he was hinting at me stopping breastfeeding and starting formula because of B's low weight gain. He mentioned if she dropped below 10th percentile she would be considered "failure to thrive". I know she has...so Im thinking up my talking points now, because I want to shut down the negative talk before he starts getting in my head.
I already plan to point out that she is happier than ever and not behind on milestones. And that she isnt failing to THRIVE so much as she is failing to gain weight in a manner in which is deemed "normal"...any other suggestions?
I can see Im becoming totally fixated on this. Haha. It just...hard.
Conner is in the 2nd percentile. My Ped never said anything about stopping the breastmilk, he just suggested we start him on some solids. I told him before he even got started that me, my sister, my sister, my brother, my husband, and my sister-in-law were ALL under the 10th percentile until we were at least 2... And my husband and sister-in-law were formula fed! When I said that, he said, "Some babies are just small". As long as she's hitting all of the milestones correctly, I think it's foolish that your doctor would tell you to try supplementing. Her brain function is obviously fine. Conner hasn't doubled his weight yet and he's 6 1/2 months old. He still has a solid pound to go before he does so, too. I wouldn't necessarily tell you to "argue" with the doctor, just do a whole lot of head nodding and not listening. LOL That's what I did. I'd hear what he said, then just shake my head.
No reason to argue with him, really. They're doctors. They know everything. ;-)