Update*Help! Dr says my kid is underweight (off the charts) Edited
Thank you ladies for all the awesome comments and info. SO and I gave ourselves a week to make a decision on going to another dr or staying. Just to be clear, our current dr told us we need to go to her diet plan and we are supposed to be going to a weight check in a month. (Her diet - 4oz each of meat, fruit, veg (x2) 4oz rice cereal mixed with formula (x2), 4oz bottle of formula (x2), all in addition to my bf-ing. The difference between her diet plan and what we've been doing? We use table food, not jarred food. Maybe she wants something more easily measured? We typically give YDS a piece of fruit with dry cereal in the morning, veggies with crackers for lunch, and whatever we're having for dinner. (meat, veg, starch, grain) While he nurses every 3-4 hours (some days 2-3). If you directly compare it, it sounds exactly the same! But yet she claims we arent feeding him enough.
SO told her we wont be doing her changes, and that is her main reason for the weight check next month. Also, I managed to find one of the weight checks I wrote down for ODS, when he was 10 months old, he was measured at 30inches and 20 lbs. She said he was perfectly fine then. (November 2011) So how is YDS, measued at 29 inches and 19 lbs under weight? In her words, off the charts? It sounds like she was exaggerating and tryng to scare us, I just dont understand why.
My only guess as to her worry is because she hasnt been able to consistenly weight check him. We missed his 4 month appt, and he just went to his 6 month appt at 10 months old. We were worried about getting him back so late but both the dr and her staff were quick to tell us it was no big deal at all. He is current on all of his shots, and on a normal schedule in that regard.
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