Meagan - posted on 02/21/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is 22 months and weighs 20.8 lbs. She was 21.8 but got sick and dropped to 20. Amazing how it takes a MONTH to get your kid to gain a lb and a week for them to lose it!
Anyway, she's been diagnosed as failure to thrive/gain weight and is on pediasure (and no carnation instant breakfast). She eats CONSTANTLY. She has breakfast, usually a bowl of cereal or oatmean with a pediasure/instant breakfast, then snacks about 2 times before lunch, has a decent lunch, then snacks another 3-4 times before dinner, then has at least 1 snack before bed, and yes, she has a desert, but she is still way too skinny. She fell off the chart when she was 12 months old, and since she was a couple weeks old, it's been a battle with her weight. She's always been on that thin line between 5th percentile and off the chart, but finally fell off. She's been tested for a thyroid problem, hormone issues, and a gluten allergy already, and she sees her pediatrician 1-2 times a month for weight checks.
Her pediatrician says to just keep doing what I'm doing, and a lot of my friends say "some babies are just skinny" (I hate that statement! lol), but I still worry.
What are some expiriences you have had with this? Any ideas of what else she should be tested for? or suggestions I should make to her pediatrician? She already has a high cal diet, so I don't need that. Anyone else deal with this?
She was a normal birth weight and on time.
Thanks in advance! =]