Doctors have put my baby on a ‘diet’, they said she’s short & fat so I need to cut her calories

A MUM has revealed that she’s been forced to put her baby on a ‘diet’ after doctors told her that her daughter was short and fat.

Kelly took her daughter Saveena for a check-up where they expressed concerns about the baby’s weight.

Kelly revealed she had to put her daughter Saveena on a diet

Doctors advised that she cut out her night feeds

Doctors advised that she cut out her night feedsCredit: TikTok/@kellyandsaveena

Sharing the story on her TikTok account, Kelly explains: “The doctors told her to go on a diet cause she is 23 lbs which is greater than the 93 centile on both weight and BMI 

“Her head circumference is huge as well but she’s short so she’s fat and she’s short as well with a big head.

“But she still wakes up every two hours in the night to feed so she will have five hours over the night.

“They said she can eat as much as she wants during the day and she needs to cut out those night feedings.”

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She explained that Saveena normally drinks around 55 ounces of milk a day, but she needs to cut it down by almost half to just 30, which is easier said than done.

“It’s rough,” Kelly says, “She does not take a pacifier, she likes her bottle so we’re up all night, every night.”

The video has received over 500,000 views and hundreds of comments from viewers praising her efforts.

One wrote: “Good for you for listening to the dr and trying to do what’s healthiest for your baby!!”

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Another added: “you are her mom. You will do what is best for her. you are doing great.”

“I would do what I thought was best for my child,” said another.

What is the normal weight gain for a baby?

Usually your baby will gain weight most rapidly in the first 6 to 9 months.

Their rate of growth will gradually slow down as they become a toddler and are more active.

If your baby or toddler is ill, their weight gain may slow down for a while. It will usually return to normal within 2 to 3 weeks.

Source: NHS


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