My son is NOT obese!!

Nichole - posted on 03/31/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Have any of your doctors called your baby obese or overweight??? What do they wiegh and how long are they? My son is 6 1/2 months 23 pounds and 29 inches long. The doctor claims he's obese and he should eat less.

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Michelle - posted on 06/15/2010

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@patricia, my son now is very muscular. Everyone points it out. Must be all the calf raises and push ups he does with my husband who actually is a bodybuilder. lol he is always trying to work out with him it's really cute.

Michelle - posted on 06/05/2010

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same thing happened to me my son's dr started telling me, at 4 months, to cut back on nursing him because he was overweight. i did not listen, i kept doing what i was doing and changed dr.s. His new dr says he is fine!

Sheena - posted on 06/05/2010

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my doctor says my son is in the 95% and she said thats good.. she said dont feed him less, keep feeding him on demand because if he gets sick he has lots of fat to keep him going... babies need fat to help their brain develop, and many other things in there body...

PATRICIA - posted on 06/05/2010

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No one has said that about mine, but he looks like a body builder not an ounce of fat on him he is solid as they come haha its funny, and my daughter is a dainty little thing.

Michelle - posted on 05/20/2010

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@Angela when my son was born the moment he came out my doctor said "Damn, that's a linebacker if I ever saw one" lol

Nichole - posted on 05/19/2010

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Oh I did switch doctors after the 6 month check up. At that check up she tried to make me put my baby on a diet. !!!!! I switched after that and never went back to her.



My son is now 8 months old. 25 pounds, 30 inches. And his new doctor says he's fine. 99%tile for hieght & wieght.

Angela - posted on 05/19/2010

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My doctor has never said my son is obese. I was told that as long as he is staying on a curve, even if it's the 95th percentile, he's fine. When he was born, the first thing the doctor said to me was that I had a little linebacker!

I know your posts are a little older, but if you aren't comfortable with your doctor I would switch. My son has been sick with ear infections and my doc has never made me feel like the crazy or overprotective mom. He is wonderful and I think that is so important!

Michelle - posted on 03/31/2010

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Wow. I'm a little irked by her saying that would be the cause of him having asthma. I doubt that is why. Skinny babies get asthma too. lol
If his weight doesn't seem to be an issue with him I wouldn't worry about it. I also ready somewhere that until they reach the age of two you shouldn't limit their fat and food intake because it can be unhealthy for them.

Nichole - posted on 03/31/2010

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Thanks. My son is showing signs of asthma. Which his daddy and aunt both have. The doctor made me so angry today. She said if it is asthma it's because to quote her "he's obese. Just like those really fat, you know really BIG people have issues with wheezing and coughing when they are active. Same thing with Lacota." I'm gettting a new pedi.

Michelle - posted on 03/31/2010

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Well, technically by weight and height he is literally considered obese. BUT a bodybuilder that is all muscle and 250lbs at 5'8'' is also considered obese with his weight and height.

Like I said before, my son was 30lbs at 6 months, but my doctor never called him obese or fat or ever said I need to feed him less.

I did, however, have to skip an appointment and my husband took our son. His pedi was out of town, which if I had known this I would have rescheduled his appointment. And the woman that saw my son, who had not known all of his info like his actual doctor, had told my husband that I was feeding him too much(I sent a list of what he eats, when he eats, etc....) and that I need to only feed him twice a day and only one jar of FIRST foods each feeding. He was actually almost 9 months at this time, still 30lbs though. I was so irate about it, but I knew I was feeding my son when he was hungry and fed him til he was full just like his doc told me I should do.

I would not worry about what she says when she says that. If you are having issues with her and aren't liking the things she says or the way your son is treated there, I would suggest switching pedis to someone who understands that that is something that is a sensitive subject.

I could not help that my son were born so large. He was growing just as he should and hitting all of his milestones.

The one doc tried to say that she was worried about his weight affected his ability to reach his milestones, crawling, walking, etc. But I guess she apparently didn't see my "fat" child *walking* into her office.

I personally don't think you should feed your son less or put him on a "diet". He needs food, he needs fats, he needs all of that right now. When he becomes more mobile and active he will slow down drastically. Like I said before, my son was 30lbs from 6 months to 15 months and at 26 months he is 35lbs.

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