and her doctors keep assuring me she's fine. i just don't believe it though! she's 4 and a half, turning 5 in October. she weighs 32 pounds, my 2 year old only weighs 4 pounds less than her! she has been petite and small since birth, she weigh 6.9 lbs at birth. but it seemed as she grew she kind of fit into her height. now she's super tall, 41.5 inches to be exact. her height is really high on the charts and her weight's only 3 percent.
at her last doctor's visit in january, they told me to put her on carnation instant breakfast twice a day with whole milk with meals. well here it is march and there is no change. she's gained 1/4 pound since June 2010. this can't be normal. why is it that she's growing heightwise, but not weight?
her stools have always been loose and rarely formed. at 1, they were examined and all the test results came back normal. it seems her food just goes right through her. ive tried changing all kinds of things in her diet, even putting her on a lactose free diet when she was 2 and cutting out juice completely. none of it worked. so now she is back on dairy, and gets a cup of juice per day (otherwise she drinks water). she is healthy, she eats anything she just doesn't eat alot. she gets full right away and then has to go to the bathroom.
im just tired of hearing that a 4.5 year old weighing 32 pounds is normal. she's sooo skinny! her 2 year old sister's legs are bigger than hers, her limbs are like sticks. her vertebrae is visible. her ribs are visible. what do i have to do to get her seriously checked out by someone? like i said her pediatrician doesn't believe anything is wrong. i highly disagree!
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