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Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Doctors: Parents need education about child weight
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 09:26:42 AM »
Doctors need education too.  For example, our doctor recommended going to skim milk for our 2 year old even though she was average on height and slightly below average on weight.  It's the wrong treatment for a nonexistent problem.


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Re: Doctors: Parents need education about child weight
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 10:44:35 PM »
Wow, skim milk? It really irritates me that people trust medical professionals to give them good health advice when they don't know what they're talking about half the time. All of the fat soluble vitamins are in the fat. All you have to do is read nutrition and physical degeneration to realize that skim milk is a bad idea.

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Re: Doctors: Parents need education about child weight
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 12:16:09 PM »
sometimes I think doctors need education on weight too. 

When Kaiden's seizures stopped, he became super active and within a couple months lost 3lbs (big drop for a toddler).  His pedi freaked out!  I tried to remind her of just how chunky he was while being mostly inactive . . . now he's Mr. Activity - of course he's going to lose some of that weight!  He looks perfectly normally "chubby" for a toddler now - definitley NOT gaunt by any stretch of the imagination.  He's growing and learning and doing extraordinarily well, especially for a child with Down Syndrome . . . yet they insist I bring him in for weight checks to make sure I'm not starving the poor child.  Sorry, that turned into a bit of a rant . . .

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Re: Doctors: Parents need education about child weight
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 09:30:48 PM »
sometimes I think doctors need education on weight too. 

When Kaiden's seizures stopped, he became super active and within a couple months lost 3lbs (big drop for a toddler).  His pedi freaked out!  I tried to remind her of just how chunky he was while being mostly inactive . . . now he's Mr. Activity -

That sounds like a pretty amazing change, be good if you could start a thread about it and give us more detail.