Rachael - posted on 01/11/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
So J is basically on the, whatever you will eat diet... He is so underweight that even his nutritionist has me cooking everything in oil, just to get the extra fat and calories... When we are out with friends, or just out, I sometimes look at my kids plate vs others and i am sure that everyone thinks I am a terrible mother.. I can just hear their thoughts "OMG, look what she is feeding her child"... And, really, it is non of their business... but still... it makes me feel terrible.. though I know I am doing what my child needs right now..
He takes his lunch to preschool... I had to have a long talk with his teacher and direction explaining why he brings bacon and cheese for lunch... and to tell them to make him eat the bacon before he can have his fruit (which he likes)... I know they think I am psycho. We actually couldn't go to one school, because they refused to let him eat such "unhealthy" items. They were insisting that I am teaching him poor eating habits etc.... and sometimes I do worry about that, but the kid is 7% BMI... um too worried about healthy eating anymore...