My Grant Man sees a nutritionist once a month. We've been seeing her since last May and she has been amazing! She helped him gain weight by giving me so many great ideas on how to fatten up his food. Before her he went over 6 months without gaining anything. In 6 month after seeing her he gained 2 lbs! That may not seem like much to you but trust me it is :)
Well when she came in December he weighed 18 lbs. I remember specifically because we got an ice cream cake to celebrate him hitting 18 :) But when she came back in January she had him showing as losing...a lot! She had him down to 17lbs 9 oz. As a mom I was immediately concerned for a couple of reasons. Obviously him losing weight is not a good thing. I was concerned about what was going on. But then I was also concerned because he was eating like a champ and outgrowing clothes. So I was super confused about how he could be getting fatter but losing weight. So I went to the trusty hold him and weigh myself then without him. This was the day after that I did this and he weighed 18lbs 4 oz?! What? Right that's what I thought. So I started brainstorming as to how she got that weight. The only thing I can think is either her scale is calibrated wrong or his weight isn't evenly distributed because of how he screams. But I knew I had to do something because she mentioned the word...feeding tube!
That's when I thought "You wanna do what?!" No way was my boy, who loves his food, going to be put on a feeding tube. I was terrified! I'm not one of those parents who would deny my boy what he needs but I am one of those parents who will fight what I feel my child doesn't need. Well she came back in February and showed him losing even more :( I knew at this point there was no way because I had been weighing him weekly. Well after talking to his doctor we decided absolutely NO feeding tube is necessary and there is no need for appetite enhancing drugs either! She said he was progressing which was all we could ask for.
However, this doesn't make me extremely anxious, nervous and stressed when it comes time for his monthly appointment. Luckily right now he's on a huge feed frenzy because we have his appointment on the 30th. He got weighed at his 2 year check up on the 12th and weighed 18lbs 1 oz. When I weighed him last night (after everything he's been eating) he weighed 18.6! I couldn't ask for anything better :)
(I know this post was kind of a ramble but something that's been bothering me. Thanks for sticking with me)