Nods I'm just a bit curious - if he's hitting his milestones and is otherwise happy and healthy and full of energy, why are they so keen to fatten him up? He is growing isn't he? Even if slowly? Not being critical, just wondering the reasoning for the paeds being so eager to add numbers to the scale. I was always a tiny little thing and even as an adult I was 156cm and 42kg - nothing ever wrong with me, I just wasn't built big. It would just seem a shame to sacrifice healthy food for fatty foods simply for the sake of weight gain. Like I said, just curious?
Most of the junk foods like cake etc are to help deal with the lump issues. They're called bite and dissolve foods .
The high calorie and good fat foods like cream, cheese, jam etc are to help him gain weight.
The reasons he is needing to gain weight is that his head circumference is that of a 12 month old yet his length and weight are that of a six month old. This apparently tells them that all growth is being directed to brain development and there isn't enough energy for body growth. (this is how it was explained to me)
Another reason is that he is constantly ill. Most recently he had a urinary infection and ear infection at the same time.
He's had multiple courses of antibiotics for various chest infections and Tonsilitis of which he's had viral and bacterial.
So atm we aren't sure if his constant sickness is effecting his growth or the cause of his poor growth is effecting his ability to fight illness.
The most recent paed we've seen (this one is the one we will be seeing every six weeks! Finally some continuity of care!) believes that Ds may have had a set back early on that wasnt picked up and now were playing catch up. She also got me to chart him using the WHO growth charts rather than what we get in our purple books. Ds looks much better on those!
So hope that answers your question. Tbh i don't feel 100% confident i know what's going on myself. I just know i want my boy to stop getting sick, weird looks and just be himself.
OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)