Here we go again. We went for our 6 month check up last week. And once again I’m getting comments about her weight. And was told to try to not over feed her. Yup that’s what I’m doing, fattening her up to join Hansel and Gretel at the ginger bread house.
First, you can’t over feed a breastfed child. She eats when she wants to eat. I could offer her the boob all day, and she will only take it when she wants. And yes she is starting solids. But with me doing the baby led, once again she eats what and how much she wants.
Second, she is much more mobile. So really she would weigh a whole lot more if she wasn’t.
It just angers me to no end. She is a happy healthy 18.2lb little girl. With beautiful chubby cheeks. And the cutest rolls ever. And there is no need to start to give my wee girl body image issues this early.
This world is so worried about obesity that they are starting to manifest it on babies. Girls have a hard enough time this day and age. I want her to grow up happy with who she is and with how she looks. And if a doctor ever says to her when she is really old enough to understand. I’ll punch them out.
Doctors like to stay within their chart numbers sometimes…you have to take it with a grain of salt. YOU will know when you’re child is unhealty, so no need to worry about that. I do understand getting mad though, it’s happened to me but on the other end of the spectrum. I made smaller babies, and they catch up when they get older (like age 2). After your first child, you learn what to listen to and what not to 😉
Honestly, Doctors are SURGEONS and that is quite frankly all they are good for. They truly don’t have a clue when it comes to birth and babies because all they know is what has been drilled in their narrow minds from a book written by even more narrow minds. You know what is best because you are her Mother and that is ALL that matters. She is gorgeous and I can hardly wait to love on her!
Your daughter is beautiful!
The docs are always concerned because my boy is considered underweight for his height (his father’s always been tall and lanky). He’s happy and healthy and to me, that’s what’s important, not what some chart says he should be.
Your baby girl is perfection! I can understand where you’re coming from. My son has been at the upper end of the charts since he was in the womb, and one ultra-sound technician in particular, made it seem like having a big baby was the worst thing possible. She made me feel shameful for about a minute until I decided she could take a flying leap.
Wow, I can so relate to your post. I have had two visits where my daughter’s weight has been an issue. She actually has the opposite problem though, she’s dropping weight and I was told I need to fatten her up. I just don’t get it, it’s like they want to make us feel guilty. By the way the picture of your daughter is so beautiful.
Ah… I feel for you. I kind of know how you feel though – my little man is on the opposite end though. He’s in the 5th percentile for everything. Talk about feeling like you don’t feed your child or take care of them right cause they are so small! I feel like he’s not being provided for in some way. He eats so much, I just don’t know where it goes. Sounds like your doing an amazing job.