Stacy - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter was just diagnosed with Failure to thirve which I have to say is a bunch of horse poop. She weighed 6lbs 1.7ozs at birth and is now 16months and doing the stuff of a 2yr old and her speech is of a 18month old, her only problem is that she weights 17lbs. We just had an appt with a nutritionalist and she said that are daughter has a double wammy agienst her because I was a tiny baby/kid and my husband weights in at 125 (on a heavy day) and is 5ft 9in tall, and both of our family has a history of being lite weight and my side is short. They want her intaking a little over 1000 calories a day! I am now suppose to mix her whole milk with carnation on top of the chocolate syrup I put in it... and I am suppose to finish weaning her. The nutritionalist says I should focus more on sugarish carbs rather then pasta carbs. (I am afriad with all the sugar they want her intaking she will end up with diabities:( )
They gave me a month to make her gain weight to their liking. We go back on Tuesday to find out if we were sucessful. They said if we were not then more then likely they will start testing my daughter and do x-rays of her bones to make sure nothing is wrong.
This whole process is so stressful and a pain... the doc that diagnost her with FTT didn't even consider my daughter's family history or that she NEVER sits still.
I am interested to her from other moms with similar stories and or advice from anyone.