Monday, June 1, 2015


This little girl had a birthday. 

She had been running average in size since birth (50 - 55%). Then, she stopped growing. She didn't gain a sing ounce between 6 and 9 months. The doctor wasn't concerned. Now, she is 12% for weight and 27% for height (the same Beckett was at this age, except he was 64% for weight!). Beckett stopped growing from 6 months to 12 months, but nobody was concerned about him because he was 94% for weight at 6 months, so he was still a hefty boy.

After our one year doctor visit, the doctor decided that she needs to meet with a nutritionist at one of the local children's hospital. They want to beef her up. I have already been told to add butter to everything, which I don't think is a great way to keep her healthy - just to add weight. I think it will set her up for poor nutrition.

I have been having problems nursing, and have been really pushing for help. I have met with the lactation nurses through our insurance and have not had any improvement. It was not until I asked a midwife at a birthday party if she had any suggestions (I am getting desperate) that I got some answers. She looked in Roslyn's mouth and discovered that she is "lip tied". Her lip is connected to her gums still. She gave me the name of a specialist. When I spoke with the lactation nurse to get a referral, she told me it was too late, there is nothing that can be done. I brought it up with the doctor and he said it probably isn't an issue. He did give me a referral to their speech department. 

I think her slow weight gain is because of her inability to eat. Unfortunately, what's done is done, and she has missed out on a huge period of growth. I don't mind her small. However, I didn't appreciate the lecture of the damage I've done to her brain development by not adding butter to everything she eats.