He's stopped gaining weight!!!!!!!!!!!!

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He's stopped gaining weight!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi ladies
Well it's been about a month where we've REALLY watched what Simon is eating and pressing veggies/fruits and whole wheat carbs, lean protein...and he's actually down a pound!!! YAY!!! I'm so glad, I was getting worried that there was seriously something wrong. I still feel it's a bit odd that he has to eat alot less than kids his own age do often, but it's still in the normal range the dietician gave us, so it's not like he's starving!

But yay!!! Maybe he wont be 100 lbs my kindergarten!!!

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Just to add, it's not like we werent doing that before, but we are just writing it down now. BUT this also coincided with my milk drying up. Is it possible that he was getting THAT many extra calories from my milk?!?!? Everyone always said that I had cream since Simon gained so quickly, but I just never imagined it would make THAT much of a difference!

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That's great. I am sorry that you have to work so hard on his weight though. It's hard enough to get toddlers to eat, I cant imagine having to monitor and restrict the diet that closely.

It is interesting that his weight conveniently stabalized when your milk dried up. I wonder what the calorie count is in that stuff.

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when my pediatrician was giving me a hard time about N's weight at the one year mark he blamed it on breast milk :(i made it clear i wasnt stopping at that point. he stopped gaining at that point but had also cut back on a few feedings. either way im glad you feel better about it.

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i meant he stopped gaining so quickly at that point.

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Eh, while you could of had high calorie milk I doubt if that was the cause behind his weight gain. If it was you should be one a TV special. Wink If nothing else we all know how much good comes from mamas milk that makes it totally worth it. I am glad to hear that he's not gaining weight.

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Glad his gaining has slowed! I wouldn't say it was the milk. Maybe a combination of the milk and calories from food intake combined? Like a reg. Toddler diet plus numerous feedings in addition added too many extra calories.

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That is great!

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That's great news. Good job to you all. I'd think BM has some calories (otherwise, why would it be so good for babies?), but I doubt it was the problem to the weight gain. But way to go Mona!

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That's excellent news! Keep up the good work, mama. Of course BM has lots of calories. Were they not factoring it in when they were considering his diet? I can almost guarantee that the official "toddler" diet doesn't include BFing because so few toddler in the US are still BFing. If they weren't factoring in the calories from BM then that totally explains why he wasn't responding right away and its their fault not yours. There is some variation in fat content in mother's milk but a child's weight has much less to do with that then what their body does with the milk. I could BF almost any other baby and he/she woulnd't gain at the rate Teagan did. It was just in her makeup to gain like a fiend for the first 8 months. Same as it was in Nathan's to gain like gangbusters for about a year and in Simon's to gain for 20 months. Don't you dare blame the gift you've given Simon by BFing him for so long. You've done a great job!

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I'm glad he has stopped gaining. Good luck with his intake, and way to go for BF so long!!

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Great news! I agree that the BF combined with a regular diet could do it, especially if he was still nursing frequently up until recently. Hope he continues to do well!

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

That's excellent news! Keep up the good work, mama. Of course BM has lots of calories. Were they not factoring it in when they were considering his diet? I can almost guarantee that the official "toddler" diet doesn't include BFing because so few toddler in the US are still BFing. If they weren't factoring in the calories from BM then that totally explains why he wasn't responding right away and its their fault not yours. There is some variation in fat content in mother's milk but a child's weight has much less to do with that then what their body does with the milk. I could BF almost any other baby and he/she woulnd't gain at the rate Teagan did. It was just in her makeup to gain like a fiend for the first 8 months. Same as it was in Nathan's to gain like gangbusters for about a year and in Simon's to gain for 20 months. Don't you dare blame the gift you've given Simon by BFing him for so long. You've done a great job!

Well said. ITA, and also YAY!