Well lately i been feeling really bad.I'm a first time mom i went to my baby's regular check up and well i know his really chubby and i dont see anything worng with that but the doctor told me that he is close to being over weight and i feel really bad because alot of people tell me the same thing that he is too fat and that hurts my feelings i love my son just the way he is but hearing what other people have to say about him makes me wonder if its my fault why he is like that..and he only drinks 5 1/2 ounces every three hours. his dad is not fat he is just kinda chunky but like any other dad. and i'm not big i gain a couple of pounds but that was from having my baby.Am i doing something wrong because i blame myself..?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
Answer by watersgirls at 6:07 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
If you are bottle feeding there is a chance of overeating (especially given the doctor's concern). This is yet another reason why breastfeeding is ideal (baby can not overeat). Have you tried another way to soothe baby? I would definitely poo poo other's thoughts on this matter but with doctor chiming in with the same concerns I would continue to look into ways to help baby.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
FIRST~ It's called "baby fat" for a reason. If your son was obese to an extreme that interfered with his development, THEN there might be something to worry about. My son is a chunky monkey too...but he's not having trouble crawling, or walking holding on to stuff due to his size. IF for some reason you think he can't become mobile due to his weight, then perhaps you could discuss exercises you could do with him, until then don't worry he's perfectly normal and what anyone else thinks doesn't matter, all that matter's is his health!!
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