Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My "Obese" baby


I'm sure most of you saw that ridiculous news report about a 17 pound, 4 month old baby who was denied health insurance for being "too fat". I thought you would like to see what "baby obesity" looks like. Here is my 4 month old, 18 pound, breast-milk fed baby. The baby who my pediatrician calls "perfectly healthy". Anyone else think there is something seriously wrong with the system?


15 PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY:


Faerie Mom said...
Thats crazy. My DD was BORN at 11 pounds! Your baby looks healthy and happy and just perfect!
S Club Mama said...
Yeah, my first born was 18 lbs 8.5 oz at 4 months. He also was 27.25 inches long. Not fat at all. (I'm also thinking my 3 mo is following in his big footsteps).
kristi lee said...
All mine have been the same and I love it! And yes there is something seriously wrong the "the system." Obama's gonna make it all better though, right??!!! HA!
J Erickson said...
Something is definitely wrong when insurance companies try to tell us that a baby who CAN'T feed itself can possibly be obese!! 3 out of my 5 kids were right about 17 lbs at 4 months. Just crazy. Of course, my 15 month old is not even 20 pounds. Are they going to say he has a pre-existing anorexic condition???? I also want to mention that I LOVE your blog. I have been reading for over a year and really need to start commenting more :)
Michelle M. said...
Yes, there is something wrong about calling an adorable, healthy, chubby, cuddly baby obese!!! My 3 month old is 16 pounds :) Bring on the chub!
Green Acres in the City said...
He is wonderful! Love those cheeks!
April said...
my babies get huge...just really huge- so I love looking at your collin...reminds me of my little ones at that age.
imlilanglnot said...
Oh my goodness - my son will most likely be that size, if not heavier, at 4 months! He was born 10lbs 5ounces! How ridiculous.
Misty said...
Crazy world! That is an adorable picture of Collin!!!
Heather said...
my Avery weigned only 17 lbs at one year....and was/is also perfectly healthy. Babies come in all kinds of shapes and adorable sizes. And Colin is super-cute!!
Miss Rosie said...
In that case then my baby is also obese. He is just a big baby with his length and weight on the exact same percentile (all be it the 95th). He is also breastfed, and as all mums know you can't force a baby (particular breast fed) to eat.
bumblebeebags said...
its so funny you commented on this. I just took my 10 year old for his yearly check up. According to HIS doctor who has seen him since birth he is on a steady growth path. Nothing too fast or too slow. Hes been in the 98th percentile since his birth (9pnds 4.5ozs) but according to the medical society he is not only obese but extremely obese. You can see by the photos on my blog this is soo not the case! Its just a bunch of crap!!!!
Are You Serious! said...
♥ I think he's adorable! I can't believe that also about the baby although they did reverse their findings finally after all the negative publicity... So now they will insure him.
Brouillettes said...
I also have one on the opposite end...Thirteen months and 17.5 pounds...don't know if she'll ever get out of her rear-facing carseat! breastfed as well, and I am constantly asked if I feed her enough. She's completely healthy! Good for you, keep doing what you're doing.
xcdenke said...
More power to him. That is awesome. So he likes to eat, leave the kid alone. Some Pediatricians need to go through Med School again. Yeesh!

15 comments:

Faerie Mom said...

Thats crazy. My DD was BORN at 11 pounds! Your baby looks healthy and happy and just perfect!

S Club Mama said...

Yeah, my first born was 18 lbs 8.5 oz at 4 months. He also was 27.25 inches long. Not fat at all. (I'm also thinking my 3 mo is following in his big footsteps).

kristi lee said...

All mine have been the same and I love it! And yes there is something seriously wrong the "the system." Obama's gonna make it all better though, right??!!! HA!

J Erickson said...

Something is definitely wrong when insurance companies try to tell us that a baby who CAN'T feed itself can possibly be obese!! 3 out of my 5 kids were right about 17 lbs at 4 months. Just crazy. Of course, my 15 month old is not even 20 pounds. Are they going to say he has a pre-existing anorexic condition????

I also want to mention that I LOVE your blog. I have been reading for over a year and really need to start commenting more :)

Michelle M. said...

Yes, there is something wrong about calling an adorable, healthy, chubby, cuddly baby obese!!! My 3 month old is 16 pounds :) Bring on the chub!

Green Acres in the City said...

He is wonderful! Love those cheeks!

April said...

my babies get huge...just really huge- so I love looking at your collin...reminds me of my little ones at that age.

imlilanglnot said...

Oh my goodness - my son will most likely be that size, if not heavier, at 4 months! He was born 10lbs 5ounces! How ridiculous.

Misty said...

Crazy world!
That is an adorable picture of Collin!!!

Heather said...

my Avery weigned only 17 lbs at one year....and was/is also perfectly healthy. Babies come in all kinds of shapes and adorable sizes. And Colin is super-cute!!

Miss Rosie said...

In that case then my baby is also obese. He is just a big baby with his length and weight on the exact same percentile (all be it the 95th). He is also breastfed, and as all mums know you can't force a baby (particular breast fed) to eat.

bumblebeebags said...

its so funny you commented on this. I just took my 10 year old for his yearly check up. According to HIS doctor who has seen him since birth he is on a steady growth path. Nothing too fast or too slow. Hes been in the 98th percentile since his birth (9pnds 4.5ozs) but according to the medical society he is not only obese but extremely obese. You can see by the photos on my blog this is soo not the case! Its just a bunch of crap!!!!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I think he's adorable! I can't believe that also about the baby although they did reverse their findings finally after all the negative publicity... So now they will insure him.

Brouillettes said...

I also have one on the opposite end...Thirteen months and 17.5 pounds...don't know if she'll ever get out of her rear-facing carseat! breastfed as well, and I am constantly asked if I feed her enough. She's completely healthy! Good for you, keep doing what you're doing.

xcdenke said...

More power to him. That is awesome. So he likes to eat, leave the kid alone. Some Pediatricians need to go through Med School again. Yeesh!

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