“She’s so light weighted. Why don’t you feed her enough”? Many people used to say this about my daughter. A few months back I told my husband we need to change Sayesha’s paediatric. He asked me why? He is the best paediatric in the town. This happened when my baby was 6 months old and she was not gaining weight as per the growth chart.
We went to a new paediatric and again found no signs of weight gain in Sayesha. We changed 3 paediatrics but in vain. She was active and growing tall but was underweight. Every day I used to think how can I increase my baby’s weight. I was really pestering her to eat .. eat and only eat. This left me frustrated everyday.
Recently, I went to a doctor for my checkup and he asked me what is troubling you. I told him about Sayesha and about my only concern relating to her weight. And then after listening to his advice all my stress and tension was resolved. His few lines came as a magic spell.
He said “Don’t become concerned parents, become comfortable parents.”
Don’t bother her with your worries. Let her learn and explore the world. That night I was relieved. Next day was different. I woke up with a different mindset. From that day I stopped bothering about her weight and I started enjoying her childhood and her activities which made me happy and I was realised that I was actually missing this fun in my life.
Today Sayesha is 16 months old and has started gaining weight. Bottom line of writing and sharing this story is that if your child is active and doing all the activities for his / her age then your child is fine.
If you will relish your parenthood then your child will relish his/her childhood.
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