Her doctor has taken to talking, in front of DD, about how horribly overweight she is. Now perhaps I'm blinded by love here, but when I look at her I see a slightly chubby three year old, not the portrait of childhood obesity.
She weighs 41 pounds, and I'm not sure what her height is but the dr has mentioned she's the height of a five year old. My understanding is that 41 pounds is average for a five year old. This isn't our first weight related problem with them. I just posted here about the doctors claiming my breast milk was clearly not enough for my 14 pounds 4 month old, he's apparently too small while she's too big.
Bottom line, I'm not putting a healthy, active three year old on a diet. That just doesn't sit right with me. I'm 5'8" and DH is 6'4", our kids are likely to be large no matter what we do. I'm just worried about what all this talk at the doctors is going to do for her self esteem. Shes been having a really hard time making friends lately and we just had a new baby, this is not the time to dump a little body shaming on her too.
Do you guys have any idea how I can frame this in a non-damaging way to her? And also, to those that looked at her picture, am I wrong here? I just don't know how I can see a 3 year old with a bit of baby fat and the doctor can see a child in desperate need of a diet.