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Old 06-18-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Did you mean to type 22lbs?  Because that sounds underweight to me, by a lot.  My ds weighed that by about 6m old, and all of mine have by a year...

 

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That's crazy.  DD2 is 21lbs at 18 months and her doctor was worried about her being underweight and told me to keep both my kids (3.5 and 1.5) on full fat everything for awhile longer.  Your doctor just sounds awful.  Can you file a complaint with someone?  From what you're saying it honestly sounds like he's being negligent just b/c he doesn't like the fact that you're nursing.


This is what I was thinking. I just started ADDING cream to DD's whole milk because I can see some ribs when she is shirtless.


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Old 06-18-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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My ds is about 22 lbs and he's only 5 months old.  It was the same with my older two boys as well.  Babies/Toddlers are meant to be chubby.  They slim out quick around three years old.  Sounds like you're doing great, mama!  Healthy fats are great for kids. 


Yeah, Now that I think about it our neighbors 9 month old is 20 lbs. I think she said. I know its not far from my 16 months old weight.

 

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At one doctor's visit with my older son, he was around 45% for height but higher for weight (50-60%). He was over two years old. My doctor did mention to watch what he was eating. I just smiled and nodded. He certainly didn't look chunky. The next time he went (a different doctor due to moving) he had evened out. I figure he had been putting weight before a growth spurt. My feeling is that being uneven once it isn't a big call for concern. If it is appointment after appointment then maybe there is something to consider diet-wise.

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Doctors have so little nutrition training--maybe once class back in med school-- and too many unfortunately don't realize their vast knowledge gaps and are comfortable spouting off nonsense. Toddlers need fat, end of story. Kids who are chubby because they consume tons of sugar and empty calories are a problem, but it's not the chubbiness that's the issue. (and your lovely daughter isn't even chubby, so who knows what this doc is thinking!)

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Doctors have so little nutrition training--maybe once class back in med school-- and too many unfortunately don't realize their vast knowledge gaps and are comfortable spouting off nonsense. Toddlers need fat, end of story. Kids who are chubby because they consume tons of sugar and empty calories are a problem, but it's not the chubbiness that's the issue. (and your lovely daughter isn't even chubby, so who knows what this doc is thinking!)

 

Very true. Here's a more recent pic of DD and her BFF that has been labeled "failure to thrive", and they are the same height & weight: DSC01366.JPG

 

They were having a blast in some big mud puddles on our playground. Haha. We couldn't ask for more spunky active normal THRIVING kids, IMO. 


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