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1% under weight and i have to meet with a dietary specialist!

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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The other say I went and got on WIC and they measured and weighed my son. When he was born he was 19 inches and 6.13 pounds. Now he is ten weeks old and measured 23 3/4 inches and 11 pounds. The lady was ecstatic when she saw the weight gain but when she saw how much length he gained, her attitude did a complete 180 and said that I have to meet with a dietary specialist. Really? 1% and they are freaking out. Anyone else dealing with this crap?
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proudmommy690
by Christa on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:40 PM
wtf???? hes about as big as my 13wk old! theres nothing wrong with his weight at all! wic people can be ridiculous. they want my 2yr old to see some kind of specialist because she couldnt do some stuff they want her to, but now shes doing...i was gonna turn them down anyway....shes growing and doing things fine! (all because she wouldnt JUMP in front of her!! and because she doesnt go up stairs 1 foot on one stair...shes freakin 2!!)
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Randi02
by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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That seems strange.

Was it the same person who measured him each time? It's VERY hard to measure little babies accurately lol

Assuming it is accurate, that's almost 5 inches in 10 weeks! He's growing :) I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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rockinmomto2
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Seems like he's gonna just be tall and skinny. I wouldn't stress too much about it.

KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM
I wouldn't go. Your baby is fine and WIC staff tends to be ill educated on whats normal for growth.
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Brandy85412
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Ya that seems stupid ..... what's the wic lady's problem.
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brookesmama0230
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM
That's just wic for ya
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larissalarie
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:02 PM
Considering you must qualify for WIC based on "nutritional risk" as well as being low income, they have to find something "wrong" and give you a nutritional "goal". Thus she probably just saw that his weight percentile was off of his length percentile and so that is his "problem" so she didn't have to make up something else.
Some WIC offices make a big issue of the "problem" they find and others merely note it in your file and you never know about it.

People need to learn to accept WIC for what it is. You are getting hundreds of dollars worth of food for free every month and the price to you pay is having to put up with the appointments.
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celticstorm
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I love my WIC ladies! However my doc said all my kids were failure to thrive bc they were so small and not always on the growth chart. My kids are healthy and no delays, just small. I mean my son was 5lbs 9oz when we brought him home from the hospital. WIC however is NOT your doctor and as far as I know they can't FORCE you to do anything.

larissalarie
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM
Of course they can't MAKE you see their nutritionist, but if you refuse to play the game, you no longer get your free formula/food.

Quoting celticstorm:

I love my WIC ladies! However my doc said all my kids were failure to thrive bc they were so small and not always on the growth chart. My kids are healthy and no delays, just small. I mean my son was 5lbs 9oz when we brought him home from the hospital. WIC however is NOT your doctor and as far as I know they can't FORCE you to do anything.

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celticstorm
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Seriously?!?!? It's not like that here :( I'm sorry.

Quoting larissalarie:

Of course they can't MAKE you see their nutritionist, but if you refuse to play the game, you no longer get your free formula/food.

Quoting celticstorm:

I love my WIC ladies! However my doc said all my kids were failure to thrive bc they were so small and not always on the growth chart. My kids are healthy and no delays, just small. I mean my son was 5lbs 9oz when we brought him home from the hospital. WIC however is NOT your doctor and as far as I know they can't FORCE you to do anything.


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