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FTT

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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Dr says my baby is FTT. She says my DD should gain 1 oz per day. :(. I looked at her and said you really want her to gain 7 oz a week and shee said yes. Ugh. So of course we have to go back for a weight check in 2 weeks. My DD had 2 lasting ear infections that took 3 antibiotics each to clear the infection. She has 2 full months of diareah from the meds in the last 4 months. She did loose weight. She is 9 months now and weighs 14 lbs 6 oz. Thats a 3 oz gain in the last 3 weeks.
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gdiamante
by Gina on Apr. 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM


Quoting Mychele:

Dr says my baby is FTT. She says my DD should gain 1 oz per day. :(. I looked at her and said you really want her to gain 7 oz a week and shee said yes.
Uh, NO... 4-6 ounce sper week in the first six months. It drops after that.
Ugh. So of course we have to go back for a weight check in 2 weeks. My DD had 2 lasting ear infections that took 3 antibiotics each to clear the infection. She has 2 full months of diareah from the meds in the last 4 months. She did loose weight.
OF COURSE SHE LOST WEIGHT! Fire this doctor before she causes lasting harm to baby. Doc is an IDIOT. Two months of diarrhea is a PROBLEM.
She is 9 months now and weighs 14 lbs 6 oz. Thats a 3 oz gain in the last 3 weeks.

Three ounces in three weeks is a concern... however there is a mitigating circumstance of reaction to meds. If baby is failure to thrive, it's because of poor medical care that left you on antibiotics that caused diarrhea. Get the HELL away from that doc... never darken her door again. Call your insurance company NOW for a referral to someone else.

tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM

YOu want 1.75-3 oz a week gain, NOT 7oz a week, that would be overgaining, your doctor is NUTS.  How much did your LO weigh at birth?  You want around double by 6 months..or around a pound a month gain from lowest weight then triple by a year. How are we doing in that comparison?

Ear infections and antibiotics of course will lower weight gain so honestly I don't see what your doctors  issue is. yes an ounce a week is low but shes been on meds

Personally, I would either change doctors OR set the doctor straight about how much is required per AAP/WHO recommendations for BF babies kellymom has that info and tell the doctor that as long as my baby gains in THEIR normal range then you are not worried.

Did the doctor mention FTT?  If so RUN RUN RUN

piwife
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM
Your doctor is a moron!! Run run run and don't look back!!
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Mychele
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I agree she is on the low end. She finished her last antibiotic less then 2 weeks ago. I was totally prepared to  keep an eye on her weight but this dr. is a bit extreme. I am surprised she didn't tell me to formula feed. Instead she said make sure I am producing enough ( I"m taking MMSB) and eating healthy ( plus I take prenatals)

Quoting gdiamante:

Three ounces in three weeks is a concern... however there is a mitigating circumstance of reaction to meds. If baby is failure to thrive, it's because of poor medical care that left you on antibiotics that caused diarrhea. Get the HELL away from that doc... never darken her door again. Call your insurance company NOW for a referral to someone else.


Mychele
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Yeah I told my husband she is crazy about the expected weight gain. My DD was 7 lbs 6 oz at birth. Some where around 6 months she was 14 lbs 10 oz then she lost like 10 oz from all the ear infections,meds/diareah.  Yes the dr herself said FTT because she fell off the charts. My DD is 10% for height if that matters too.  My Pedi said 99% of babies that are FTT are because of nutrition. I told her my daughter eats everything. She nurses every 2 hours, eats fruit, veggies, cereal, and just started meats. I know shes getting nutrition from all that. She also said 1% of FTT babies have other medical issues for not gaining. I think I am going to let her order some blood test to prove my DD is healthy so she can see nothing medically wrong. I wonder what she'll do next? accuse me of not feeding her? I'd hate to switch drs because she is GREAT with everything else. She works with me on delaying vaccines and is just a joy ( great personality, treats the kids and I great).. I'd like to just work past this hurdle.  I know if this was someone else I'd say run too. If we can't smooth this out then I'm afraid of what the other drs will think if me. I've heard horror stories about the way parents like me are treated for our natural (ish) approach to health care. 

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

YOu want 1.75-3 oz a week gain, NOT 7oz a week, that would be overgaining, your doctor is NUTS.  How much did your LO weigh at birth?  You want around double by 6 months..or around a pound a month gain from lowest weight then triple by a year. How are we doing in that comparison?

Ear infections and antibiotics of course will lower weight gain so honestly I don't see what your doctors  issue is. yes an ounce a week is low but shes been on meds

Personally, I would either change doctors OR set the doctor straight about how much is required per AAP/WHO recommendations for BF babies kellymom has that info and tell the doctor that as long as my baby gains in THEIR normal range then you are not worried.

Did the doctor mention FTT?  If so RUN RUN RUN


tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Apr. 13, 2011 at 3:32 PM


Quoting Mychele:

Yeah I told my husband she is crazy about the expected weight gain. My DD was 7 lbs 6 oz at birth. Some where around 6 months she was 14 lbs 10 oz then she lost like 10 oz from all the ear infections,meds/diareah.  Yes the dr herself said FTT because she fell off the charts. My DD is 10% for height if that matters too.  My Pedi said 99% of babies that are FTT are because of nutrition. which means shes saying you are starving your child..basicallytold her my daughter eats everything. She nurses every 2 hours, eats fruit, veggies, cereal, and just started meats. I know shes getting nutrition from all that. She also said 1% of FTT babies have other medical issues for not gaining.where the world is she getting these %??? I think I am going to let her order some blood test to prove my DD is healthy so she can see nothing medically wrong. I wonder what she'll do next? accuse me of not feeding her? yep basically and then she could report you to CPS and try to force you to FFI'd hate to switch drs because she is GREAT with everything else. She works with me on delaying vaccines and is just a joy ( great personality, treats the kids and I great).. I'd like to just work past this hurdle.  I know if this was someone else I'd say run too. If we can't smooth this out then I'm afraid of what the other drs will think if me. I've heard horror stories about the way parents like me are treated for our natural (ish) approach to health care. BUT your doctor is leading you down a path that could mean CPS issue...FTT in some places is a mandatory report to CPS.  NO WAY are 99% of kids FTT because of nutrition..no way.

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

YOu want 1.75-3 oz a week gain, NOT 7oz a week, that would be overgaining, your doctor is NUTS.  How much did your LO weigh at birth?  You want around double by 6 months..or around a pound a month gain from lowest weight then triple by a year. How are we doing in that comparison?

Ear infections and antibiotics of course will lower weight gain so honestly I don't see what your doctors  issue is. yes an ounce a week is low but shes been on meds

Personally, I would either change doctors OR set the doctor straight about how much is required per AAP/WHO recommendations for BF babies kellymom has that info and tell the doctor that as long as my baby gains in THEIR normal range then you are not worried.

Did the doctor mention FTT?  If so RUN RUN RUN

 


Mychele
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I think you misunderstood me. She said 99% of the kids that ARE FTT is because of nutrition.  Does that make sense. She's not say 99 % of kids are FTT.  This has me so stressed out.  I can't believe a PEDIATRITION, A specialist , doesn't know how to feed a baby.  If CPS gets involved I'm sure they'll demand vaccines too. F WORD F WORD F WORD. Seriously I'm about to quit seeing drs all together. I'm tired of the scare tatics. I lost ever giving birth vaginally because of this type bs. Free country my ass. 

Quoting tabi_cat1023:


 BUT your doctor is leading you down a path that could mean CPS issue...FTT in some places is a mandatory report to CPS.  NO WAY are 99% of kids FTT because of nutrition..no way.





tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Apr. 13, 2011 at 5:22 PM

At first I did misunderstand but many many kids I would say VAST majority of FTT cases are from medical issues otherwise almost all FTT cases would be from neglect kinda..

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