Jun 11, 2009

Feed your baby fat

I took little William for his 15 month check-up. He is developing perfectly on target and is doing all the things that are expected at this age. There was only one concern, his weight. It turns out that my once chubby baby dubbed "the Michelin baby" or "baby Sumo" is now in the 30th percentile for weight (22.9 lbs). I really do not know how percentiles work but I know it is on the low end. Maybe it is because he is in the 80th percentile for height. It's really funny that every person that sees William seems to think he is really big for his age but according to his doctor he is a bit on the thin side.

She even provided me with some literature on ways to pump up the calories by incorporating concentrated fats. These fats include butter, margarine, cheese, vegetable oil, mayonnaise, sour cream and cream cheese. I wish my doctor told me that I could have those things! Thankfully his pediatrician is very thorough and she assured me there is nothing to worry about and that he is just burning off calories from being so active. I probably should be glad that he is not on a restricted diet. So now William can eat anything he wants and then some! Lucky little fella!

6 comments:

  1. Jaimen was the same way. Everyone would ask where he got his bulk from, "he's gonna be a football player, he's got broad shoulders"- Have you seen me or Alan? Don't know where Jaimen got it, but he always weighed more than his little friends that were 4-5 weeks older than him, yet dr. say's to small.
    I think its a bunch of bull! William looks great to me and another fact- Kids LOVE butter. Jaimen tries to eat it straight.

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  2. Marty did that. At birth, he was almost 9 pounds but by a year old he had dropped way down to the 29%. He is no longer skinny for his age but he is built long and slender. Don't worry.

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  3. I feel you. Ari isn't a fat baby - never was. She's slender because she's tall. I worry that she's eating enough and gaining weight like she should.

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  4. I never buy into all those charts and stuff. I have watched some mothers drive themselves crazy about the charts. As long as the baby is healthy and fine nothing to worry about.

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  5. As we know now, the weight charts are a crock of you know what, lol! Our babies are juicy enough!

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  6. I am going through this right now. My baby girl is 9 months and weighs 16 pounds. The doctor giving me the stink eye that my baby is too SMALL. I am so sad right now!~!!! :(

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