Sigh.... We have our next appt at the paediatric gastronenterologist tomorrow and I just know she is going to freak out because my LO has not put on much weight in 3 months! I think he's put on about 400g (1lb). Some days he eats like an absolute piglet with 3 meals and plenty of snacks and fruit as well as a bottle of BM and water, but sometimes he goes for about 3 days with not eating much at all - on those days I don't force him as I don't want feeding times to become a huge big issue. He is generally a really picky eater and will not eat vegetables at all, but does eat quite a bit of meat and oats and fruit as well as snacks. I guess what I am asking is what do I tell the doctor when she goes off about his lack of weight gain? He seems healthy and active but is on the really small side now weighs 8.5Kg's about 18.7lbs and he is 18 months old. He's not especially tall either.
I am just so sick of Doctors and their charts, to me my son is healthy and happy just really small - by the way my husband is only 5"9 and I am 5"3 so we are small people too.
Also, I am sick of defending my position of BF'ding too, she will make comments like "you are still nursing?" and give me a really weird - I am a nut job look and tells me from a nutritional point of view it's not a good source (I know better) - DS is allergic to dairy and soy. She wanted me to try him again on Pediasure - he will not drink it (I know it has milk solids in too), I can't exactly ram it down his throat, he has a taste and throws the bottle on the floor.
Just feeling exasperated and need a little encouragement and helpful suggestions to ward of the Doctor would be most welcome.