We have the 2 month checkup this week and I'm anticipating catching more flak for having an "overweight" baby. Anyone have any good facts, links, resources I can present to the ped to get him off my case? Or is it best to continue my smile, nod routine?
I got this with both my kids (neither of whom is still "overweight") and I just did the smile and nod thing. I got it worse with the younger one. I think with an increasing rate of childhood obesity, they are really gunning for this, but EBF babies are the wrong place to look. However, few doctors are well educated about breastfeeding.
Kellymom.com is a great resource for stuff like that, and I'd do a search there if you want stuff to show him if you want.
As an aside, I would feel uncomfortable with a pediatrican who told me to schedule breast feedings for a 1 month old baby.
Anywhoodles, mamazee, I was very surprised at this attitude from this ped, I've always really respected his wait and see, hands off approach. I am trying to find another ped but no one had appts available til LOs 6mo checkup, so I'm stuck where we're at for now. I will check kellymom for some hard facts to defend my stance
My kids were at the top of the weight chart till more like 3 or so. One was maybe 4. But they eventually got thinner. So long as they're BF and/or eating healthy food and get exercise, I wouldn't worry about charts. Kids are individuals and won't all show up right at 50%.
Katie - Married to Mike 06/02/01, Mom to Sydney Anne born 11/21/09 and Alice Maeryn & Oliver Thomas born 04/24/13
Do you feel like you need to go to the appointment? If there's not something you're concerned about, you could wait until you can get into someone better.
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds 11yo dd 9yo ds and 7yo ds and 2yo ds
Good for you! I was told by a ped that I was going to give DS1 type 2 diabetes because I was nursing him too much . He's been off the charts for height/weight since birth, but I followed my instincts and kept nursing him on demand! He's now 6.5 and is now only mid-90s for both! Haha.
Jean, feminist mama raising three boys: W (7), E (5) and L (2.15.13)