Wednesday, August 6, 2008

1 Yr Check Up

Kelsey had her 1 yr well check today. She's "proportional" according to our Dr. She's in the 75th percentile for height/weight/head. She weighed 22 lbs and was 30 inches long. She had 2 shots, luckily daddy was there to hold her as it just breaks my heart when she cries. Dr. said we are doing everything right when it comes to her meals, 3 meals and 2 healthy snacks a day. Since I am almost done weaning her, we asked about how much milk she should be having and he said b/w 12-24 oz. Definitely no more than 24 oz though as this leads to a form of anemia since the excess Calcium prevents the absorption of iron (a very interesting fact that I actually learned in my nutrition class last Spring). He said the more over 24 oz you go, the more severe the anemia can become. Scary to think something you think of as sooo good, can actually be bad. We go back in 3 months for another well check.

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