User - posted on 12/17/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
My 15 month old is the in 1 percentile for her weight and 6 percentile for her head circumference. The pediatrician wants me to try to "fatten her up" by adding things like butter and cream to her diet. I disagree. It seems unhealthy to me. Why should I add unhealthy calories to her diet and teach her bad eating habits? She is very tall for her age (79 percentile), and she is healthy. She eats good and is developmentally on track. Should I be concerned with her weight and if so, what other suggestions do you have besides loading her up with fat?