All my babes have never been chubby and i know one other friend of mine who wa sin the same class with me and one day while we were sharing war stories on mother hood we both lamented the fact that our babes have never been the poster images of bouncing bundles of joy.
Too often mothers have this idea in their heads that babies must be for lack of a better word “fat”.So wes tuff our little angels with food just so that when we go the next visit the scales will do us proud and declare that all the porridge,cereal,milk,fruits we gave them did not go to waste.
A lot of the time we forget that being heavy is not always a sign of good health.
Many factors play a part in determining how much your baby is going to weigh like genes for example.
My babies never weighed more than 3 kilos at birth and seeing that i gave them all the right foods their growth charts everytime visited the pediatrician were always on a steady rise,they never showed any drastic changes unless they were sick which was rarely.
At one time made the mistake of going to a different pediatrician as the regular one who had followed my daughter from birth was out of the country and he ordered for all manner of tests on my daughter who was then barely two years.
Reason,he thought she was too lean for her age.
They found nothing wrong with her(thank God) but from then on I made sure I stuck to one paedetrician who assured me I had nothing to worry about,my daughter was growing at her own pace.
For any mothers reading this who may be worried their babies are not as round or chubby as their neighbours,I would like to tell them to take it easy.So long as your child is taking meals that cover all the important food groups from carbohydrates to proteins and taking their fruits and vegetables to cover their vitamin and essential minerals intake there should be no cause for alarm.