So I logged onto facebook today, to see a post by a friend of mine. She's got a 9-month old baby. He's just started crawling and whatnot.
Her post was:
"So i took my little one to the doctors today... his doctor says he's under weight and gained only 2 pounds in the last 3 months... so now she wants to put him on pediasure to make him gain weight and be all fat... i told her no thanks.. im not about to have a fat chunky kid... dont like fat people.. my kid has high metabolism and thats why he ain't gaining weight that fast... he gets it from me..."
Now besides being a tad offended at the "don't like fat people" comment (hello, I'm a big girl! and we've been friends since high school!). I had the biggest what the hell
moment over this post. She's always been a very thin girl, obviously. But not sickly thin. Her baby isn't exactly thin, either. He's got the baby chub going on, and he looks healthy.
I commented her telling that even if he did gain a little too much weight from it, that he'd be losing it soon anyhow when he starts running around and being the most active.
Her friends and mom commented on it, telling her she needed to listen to the doctor. But she wouldn't budge.
A few of her other comments, in response to the others:
"but he's already chunky with rolls and everything... and he is active... i think im losing weight from chasing after him and picking him up and putting back where he was lol... that doctor just hating cuz my baby is cuter than hers hahahaha"
"well im not listening when she wants to make my son fat... he eats all the time... and i mean ALL the time and if he's not gaining weight from it then oh well he's still fine and healthy.. doctors arent always right... im the mother and what i say, goes... sorry if i sound bitchy but he's my kid and i dont like people telling me how to take care of him... this doctor is constantly criticizing me and this time she's wrong.... No pediasure for the baby..."
Is it wrong for me to be upset at her? I'm not a mom, so I don't know how things like this really work. But from what I know, pediasure is a very healthy drink for babies, underweight or not.
I'm also not sure if pediasure is in countries outside of the US or not, so here's a link to the website http://pediasure.com/
What do you guys think? I'd love to hear your opinions.