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update- my daughters bmi
nursingbug posted:
My daughter has grown 2 inches, and her weight has stayed the same, so now her bmi has improved- she was 96th and now 88th percent. Still not ideal, but better, hope the pediatrician is happy.
I am hoping that she will just hold this weight and grow more!
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Great news!

Did you make diet and activity changes? I know we chatted about this earlier but I can't remember (believe me, I can barely remember my own phone number these days!)

I'm trying to keep my 6 and 3 year old as active as possible this summer because if they had their way, they would sit and play or lay down and watch TV all day. So gymnastics, swimming and evening walks - some days I don't even have to negotiate!

Thanks for checking in!

nursingbug replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
We kind of made changes, nothing drastic, I think my MIL not giving her so much juice made a big difference, but she has been really active this summer.
I am so proud of her anyway, but she really made me smile the other day. My sister ordered a dessert to share, and my dd said "No thank you, I don't want the treat, I want to go home."
I never in a million years would of thought I would raise a child that would turn down dessert. Of course, yesterday she was asking for all kinds of junk for a night snack, and we had to have the "sweets don't help you grow strong" conversation lol.
Chris Tiongson, MD replied to nursingbug's response:
Great job! Keep up the positive momentum. Getting taller is the great advantage that kids have.
nursingbug replied to Chris Tiongson, MD's response:
wish I could get taller, lol
nursingbug replied to nursingbug's response:
We went to the doctor on Monday, and he was very happy with her growth. I think she is still technically overweight, but he said that she is right within the perecentile she has been in, and as long as she does not get into a higher percentile, he thinks she is fine. Yay! I am very relieved. I was concerned I might have to micromanage her diet to get her where she needs to be, and he said to keep doing what we were doing.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to nursingbug's response:
GREAT! Thanks again for keeping us updated :)

Your daughter is lucky to have such a concerned and proactive mom.

I think it's great that you say "treats don't help you grow strong" instead of mentioning her weight. I try and do that about being healthy and strong as opposed to body size, shape or weight.

nursingbug replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Thank you. I became overweight as a child, and still struggle with it, so I am very sensitive about it. I don't want to pass on any of these issues to her. It was awful to be in the office at the first visit, I couldn't help but wonder if the doc was thinking, "well of course the kid is overweight, look at the mom". Although he was very gracious and didn't indicate that at all, we have a good working relationship. He knows that I am a nurse and I like to ask him really specific questions, and challenge him on certain things, and he takes it all in good humor.

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