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January 24th, 2006, 12:28 PM
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I have a 17.5 month that is considered FTT due to her size (barely 16 lbs). I was told that I had gestational diabetes while pregnant with her and when she was born she was only 4 lbs 14 oz @ 35 weeks. While on formula her weight wasn't an issue, it was still under the percentile for the age but doctors were not concerned. She's been on pedisure for 5 months, and I haven't seen a change. She's a picky eater but eats good when she likes it. I give 2 pedisures a day, should I give her more, (gives nasty bowls). Is there such thing as a dainty toddler?
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January 25th, 2006, 08:19 AM
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Hi there. Welcome to the board. My son Brandon was FTT as well. He is now at a good weight about 26 lbs and he is 30 months. Is most of the issues you are having feeding issues? How does she eat? What kind of foods does she eat? Also is she delayed in any area? Is she babbling/talking? I have been through a lot with Brandon so I hope I can help.
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January 25th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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Hi there. Welcome to the board. My son Brandon was FTT as well. He is now at a good weight about 26 lbs and he is 30 months. Is most of the issues you are having feeding issues? How does she eat? What kind of foods does she eat? Also is she delayed in any area? Is she babbling/talking? I have been through a lot with Brandon so I hope I can help.
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Hi Patty and thank you.
Kendal eats good when she likes what she's eating. I feel she eats ok; fruits, rice, chicken, fish, broccoli, corn (most kids like corn); raw carrots and celery; lots of dairy, just to name a few. she's really not a bread eater, she eats the middles of just about everything. Kendal's not lacking behind at a dramatic rate. She was early 3 weeks (35 wks) but also has tried to keep up with my 3 yr old. She never crawled but scooted on her side (leg) with other leg under her, for about 6 months and walked at 13.5 months. (To walk fast she tucks her right arm close to her chest and swings it as she goes, pretty funny to watch her) She only talks when she wants too. She says tank you, pease, i wan num, down, dity (dirty), bye, and Hi. She pats her diaper when she's dirty and says dity. she pees on the potty before she showers. She also signs I love you, which my 3 yr old didn't get the concept of until after 2. hope this helps.
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January 27th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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Honestly, if I were you I would ask for them to run some tests. There are any number of things that can cause FTT. Cystic fibrosis, thryoid disorders, metabolic disorders. Have they done any tests on her at all???

I will tell you I had a lot of run around and a couple terrible pediatricians with Brandon. I had to become his advocate and get a little pushy. If your pediatrican isn't helping you I would find another one. I had Brandon on three pediasures a day for the last year. He had a ton of tests done, seen an endocrinologist, a nuerologist, even an oncologist and a genetic specialist. Talk to your doctor and insist that they run some tests on her if they haven't already.

If they all come back normal then atleast you know.
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February 5th, 2006, 09:42 AM
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You said that the pediasure gives her nasty diapers and that she eats a lot of dairy. Well, that made me wonder if maybe she has some sort of sensitivity to dairy -- either the milk protein or maybe the lactose. I know that the pediasure doesn't have milk protein in it, so it may not be that.

Anyway, I know that a lot of FTT problems can be traced back to some sort of food intolerance or allergy. Like Patty said, there's also a lot of other medical conditions that can cause FTT. I would for sure get her tested for lots of stuff. Good luck!
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February 9th, 2006, 12:51 PM
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I will definatly look into more about it, Kendal goed to the doctor tomorrow am. I was reading another forum and the topic was on shots. Did any of you notice a change in your child(ren) after a vaccination? I noticed something new this year, Kendal had the flu shot and Kylea did not, and you know Kendal got much sicker than Kylea. My mom also got the flu shot and she got extremely sick too. Would you consider vaccinations a cause or maybe slightly a reason for FTT.

Brandon's mommy- I don't think its the dairy that bothers her, its the chocolate pedisure that affects her the worst. I have stopped that flavor and I have seen a difference. Thank you though for the out of the box thought.
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