Fat??

Just went to the doctors and they had the nerve to say my baby is fat. I breastfeed her all the time. Just introduced peas(which she is allergic) and they tried to say its my fault for giving her peas because she isn't older than 6 months. Bull okay my first daughter had baby food at three months and she was fine. So I'm definitely changing her doctor.

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    08/15/14
    REALLY? I've never heard a doctor say a baby was fat. Hope you find a better one.
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      08/15/14
      That is terrible! Time to find a new doctor!
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        08/15/14
        Oh brother. Grace is around 24 pounds at six months. Some kids are just big.
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          08/15/14
          She's perfect!! LOL The only thing I have noticed with Grace being on the bigger side is that she isn't rolling over yet, but she has those cute chubby thighs and a cloth diaper interfering. Keep feeding her if she's hungry mommy, you know your babies best!
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          08/15/14
          :D One thing I learned from the first family doc I saw.. When she would see my oldest daughter who was small she wasn't even on the charts, she would look at me and say 'oh, you're little, she's just like you'. There wasn't anything alarming about it. Now with my youngers, my husband is a big-boned guy (naturally big in the fat-way, too). The kids definitely take after him. There's nothing alarming about it and once they starting walking, it melts off. So I always remember that if a nurse or doctor says something about their weight, genetics do matter.
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            08/15/14
            8Theresa Gould
            That's just crazy, I'm sorry. Glad you are looking for a new doctor.
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              08/17/14
              Melissa Middleton
              Really? Calling an infant fat?! Does the doc want them anorexic? LOL...a lot of babies are chunky. It doesn't mean they are not healthy. My son is 7 months, about 20-21 pounds and 28 inches long. He isn't fat...he is chubby as most babies are. Hence the phrase, "Baby fat."

              Breastfed babies seem to be a bit more bigger anyway, but that doesn't mean they are fat. Feeding her less won't solve the problem, especially if she is hungry. It'd be cruel to starve her.

              And how does feeding her peas before 6 months cause an allergy? My mother fed us food around four months old. We had rice or oatmeal cereal around two months, and we are healthy. It constantly changes each year--the food and cereal thing.

              I started my son on purees at five months and peas was one of the foods. He is only allergic to green beans so far. I hope you find a better doctor.

              We had to switch pediatricians as well because the one we had didn't seem to like babies or children. That's a wrong profession for him, but he'd make a great salesman. LOL (He acted more like one anyway). He also sent his intern in more often than he saw us and misdiagnosed our son. We see a new pediatrician and he is awesome. I hope you find a new one for your kiddos that has more bedside manner and knows more about what he/she is talking about.
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