After a routine 15 month check up for our youngest, we were told she needed to gain weight before her 18 month check up. She’s always been small: small boned, shorter than my other children, skinny, light eater, and has never gained a ton of weight. I have never been concerned because she’s always been right on track or ahead developmentally. She spends her days with her two older brothers and older daycare children and is doing things beyond what a lot of other one year olds can do.
However, I was quite alarmed when my husband came home (he was the lucky sucker to take her to her appointment) and told me the pediatrician’s suggestions for her to gain weight. Some of these suggestions included: added fats, eat all food high in fat and calories, up her milk intake, and add butter to her veggies and any other foods we can. Say what??? READ MORE