Hey joy, sorry to her you got a bug going around there. The CFS thing is ridiculous. We know who called too. It was the public health nurse. If you guys want to take the time to read I'd be happy to share the whole story.
We were a part of this program when DD was first born. A worker came by once a week to go through DD's developmental stages and ways for use to interact with her and practise Empathetic parenting. Anyways she worked along our Public health nurse who we really liked. We were totally open with them about everything, including our use of marijuana(for our own reasons, long story), and the fact that from time to time I would have a drink with dinner and would still BF. They were totally ok with it for so long.
Then we got a new public health nurse Colette.(Jaquline was the lady with the program). Anyways Colette came by and weighed her(wrong by the way) and was using the wrong charts and had concerns about her low weight. She started pushing for me to suppliment with formula and wasn't willing to work with me regaurding increasing BF. I think DD was 4 months then. Anyways I insisited she come back and reweigh her because she was wrong. Which she did and the weight was higher, but still low in her opinion, and she was still kicking on the scale. I don't care how high tech her scale is if the babe is kicking it can't ead right. I called my Dr and 2 days later I took her in to be weighed. She was a whole 6 oz heavier then Colettes second weight in just 2 days, and was actually climbing a little in percentiles. My Dr is awear of my habits, and says that there is no connection, she just has a very high matabloism. He wasn't concerned at all. Both me and DH are very small people with high matabolisms and they were even higher as children.
So we said goodbye to Colette. And Jaquline kept coming by and was still great. Then 2 weeks before Christmas Jaquline came by with information regaurding MJ used while Breastfeeding. I pulled up all the studies I had from mltiple sources and we sat down and talked about it. At the end of the visit I had her convinced that this was our choice and that she was OK with it.
Then a week later I got a call from Jaquline saying that her and Colette were calling CFS because she believed that my alcohol consumption and breastfeeding as well as the little bit of MJ I indulge in was the cause of DD's low weight and that I was intoxicating my baby. She insisted that I switch to formula or they would call CFS. I told her that I would not FF and that I would quit everything before doing that, but that's not what she wanted. So after calling back and forth between my husband and her I told her that I would switch to formula and quit, but because of this incident she had lost our trust and was no longer allowed in our house.
About 2 weeks ago there was a knock on the door and CFS was there. (they said someone from the community was concerned with DD's low weight, and the other stuff, which only the nurses knew about) DH was out back so I put DD in the highchair to play and went outside. They asked to come in I told them to come back with a warrant. So we talked outside and I informed them that while I am around other MJ smokers I have quit, and that the drinking thing was stupid because it is just a drink and the ammount of alcohol that the baby gets is minute. I ended up inviting them to DD next visit to the Dr., which they never came to. Before they left they insisted on seeing DD so I told them you aren't coming in but I will bring her to the door briefly(it's -30 here). And you get the typical "She's so tiny".
Well excuse me in a society where babies pack on the pounds because of formula, and are straped in seat so they don't bother their parents, they aren't used to seeing a baby who is lean, strong, pudgy in all the right places. I mean she can bounce in her jumperoo for an hour and a half or spend hours happily rolling on the floor with us, she's so active no wonder she is burnin calories.
Anyways my Dr has been my Dr. before I was born and we lookedinto DH's medical history with the help of MIL and both Me and DH fell off the charts about this age then returned to a low normal after a few months. While I was there DD nursed aftter her first weighining, so I asked to have her weighed again to see how much she ate. In 5 minutes she drank 5.5 oz. The Dr. wasn't even concerned. I pushed him with "isn't she a little small", "are you sure there isn't anything else going on", and finally he told me that I could offer more solids if I really wanted too. He wants to see her again in 2 months, but other than that told me to relax because she's got alot going on right now with teething and developental milestones. He says that you can't make a baby eat.
Anyways DD is loving the solids, and still loves her boob. It's quite possible that she could have just been ready/needing solids, and I've been insisting she BF. She'ss been showing all the signs and inhales them then BF right after.
Everyone says she's fine, I'm just being paranoid mom, and am a little worried since I haven't heard form CFS and don't want them popping in at the wrong time. There was just a story in the paper about CFS taking away 5 kids for a short time because the mother just had a new baby and the house was too cluttered, not dirty or hazardous, just the regular piles of clutter.
But yeah so that's our story right now. Wow she's been napping for a while, look how long this is, lol.