Christine - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
So my son is almost 16 months and only weighs just below 20 lbs. The last time we visited the dr. (at his 15 month check up) we visited a dr. that we don't normally see. She was concerned that I wasn't feeding him enough (which I give him as much food as he will eat, when he stops eating it, he's done) and that I was feeding him soy milk instead of whole milk (due to what we thought was a milk intolerance). He has only gained about a pound and a half since his first birthday. He has always been under weight because he had really bad reflux as a baby and spit up almost everything he ate, so I know that it why he is so small, but it just doesn't seem like he's gaining weight like he should, and I really just want the dr. to get off my back. He is back on whole milk now, so that will help with calorie intake, but the advice the dr. and dietician gave me was to feed him chicken nuggets, and add margerine to his veggies (which I'm sorry, but that doesn't sounds like good advice to me because that will lead to poor eating habits in the future). So....any advice?