Megan - posted on 08/06/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Does anyone know how this percentage thing works? At my daughter's 6 mo appt she was in the 95th percentile for weight and in the 58th percentile for her height. As a result my ped try to tell me to get rid of one of her bottles as she was putting on too much weight. When I refused she told me to offer more green veggies to try to reduce her weight. But Anna had been having allergic reactions to the jared green veggies. I have since started making her food and after making sure the veggies are washed repeatedly before cooking she has not had reactions.
I do not understand how this percentage thing works. I thought it was ridiculous to ask me to put my 6 mo old daughter on a diet as she was gaining too much weight based on percentile guidelines established by who I don't know. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I have always thought chunky babies are healthy babies, not obeise.
For the record my daughter was 19lbs 14oz at her 6 mo check up. She doesn't eat anything but fruits & veggies, formula, and baby cereal.