Hi, I'm new here, although I've been visiting the website for ages.
I don't know if I'm posting in the right place but I'm getting a bit desperate!
A brief history is my beautiful little boy now aged 1 is not so little any more!! He is an avid breastfeeder, fed on demand and sleeps with us, although has slowed down a lot recently, but he weighs a whopping 37lbs which is actually more than my 4 yr old. He barely eats any solid food ( just sort of nibbles at stuff) and I've been keeping a food diary, so now I am utterly convinced that iti s just the way he is...
However, the health professionals think differently, I've seen loads of health visitors, doctors ,peaditricians, and now I've got an appointment to see a nutritionist on Monday. All this is not my choice, I just happened to take him to baby clinic (something we have in the UK) to have him weighed and I've basically been referred on to other people for about 6 months now! They have prodded him and poked him and taken blood and allergy tests etc and have found nothing other than the fact that he is (apparently) vastly overwieght.
Of course now they are saying that I should wean him as it is obviously me overfeeding him. To say I'm upset about this is an understatement.
I'm torn between my instinct and the fact that maybe they are right and he's going to have all sorts of problems like heart disease and diabetes etc..
Anyway I'm blabbing now, just wondering if anyone has experience of overweight breastfed babies / toddlers??
To add another note, my dd was bf until nearly 3yrs old and is and always was as skinny as a rake (she also eats like a horse now), and I've done exactly the same thing with ds!! Also ds is developing normally, is crawling, babbling and general one year type things.