Low on Growth Chart

Happy Sunday everyone. My son just came from a follow up visit with his doctor. He apparently is not gaining weight at the normal rate. He appears to be healthy, has a healthy appetite (I tend to feed him healthier meals than what is available at his daycare). He is 20 months and only 20 pounds. He is very active as well. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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    03/22/15
    Oh yes. My oldest was on the small side (still is). my sister's kids are all on the small side. As long as he is healthy, I wouldn't worry about it. He may jump up in the years to come, or he may just be a small kid.
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      03/22/15
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      03/22/15
      Thanks Laura. He's doctor wants to run some tests "just to be safe"...I am not sure that I want to put my son through unnecessary bloodwork
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      06/22/15
      When it came to my oldest, they decided she wasn't 'growing' right... We had to switch doctors when she was 2... They kept pressuring me to take her to Omaha (nearest big city with kid's hospital) and have genetics testing done on her. I did research both ways and got a second and third opinion. The other two doctors both told me because we have small family members-including both her immediate family-they didn't think genetic testing was necessary. If we were to go through that again, I would to talk to the doctor about genetics being a factor for his size.

      Really, i think it needs to boil down to what your mom instincts tell you.
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        06/21/15
        Melissa Middleton
        A few of my nieces were like that as well and were very healthy. We have petite family members so it was normal for our family. Plus, if he is active, he burns it off easier and he may even have a higher metabolism, as most males do. My son has been thinning out as well because he is very active as well.
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