You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #10: A million years ago when I was in nursing school [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 12:18 PM
Response to Original message
10. A million years ago when I was in nursing school
(didn't finish, hated it), I remember being told that newborns who were much larger than normal were apt to have underlying physical problems. If people with acne can't get coverage, fat babies are definitely out.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Parents of "chunky"("too fat" 4 mo old denied insurance) infant weigh in on health insurance reform kpete  Oct-11-09 11:48 AM   #0 
  - They'd have a field day with this kid....  zonkers   Oct-11-09 11:52 AM   #1 
  - My son at 3 mos weighed 18.5 lbs, totally breastfed...  jemsan   Oct-11-09 11:57 AM   #5 
     - My youngest was exclusively breastfed ...  etherealtruth   Oct-11-09 01:45 PM   #26 
  - At 17#, 25 inches, his BMI is 19.1. He may be at the 99th percentile  hedgehog   Oct-11-09 11:54 AM   #2 
  - Does BMI even count with babies?  XemaSab   Oct-11-09 12:29 PM   #12 
  - I think that folk wisdom recognizes that at different stages  hedgehog   Oct-11-09 12:46 PM   #14 
  - Not necessarily. Both my kids were thin babies, but also very healthy.  tblue37   Oct-11-09 09:03 PM   #36 
  - thin babies can be perfectly healthy  rebecca_herman   Oct-12-09 01:15 AM   #39 
  - Actually, you can't apply adult cutoffs to children . . .  StatGirl   Oct-11-09 12:59 PM   #20 
  - Good God! That is TERRIBLE! nt  Peace Patriot   Oct-11-09 11:55 AM   #3 
  - My BIL, who is as healthy as a horse and a runner to boot, has two chronic  kestrel91316   Oct-11-09 11:56 AM   #4 
  - They did well to go to the media  Warpy   Oct-11-09 11:58 AM   #6 
  - How can his weight be "pre-existing"?  Bette Noir   Oct-11-09 12:01 PM   #7 
  - When my son was born he was 24 1/2 " long and weighed 11 + lbs, I was  madmom   Oct-11-09 12:10 PM   #8 
  - My son was almost that and he kept doubling his weight  EFerrari   Oct-11-09 12:21 PM   #11 
  - Put 'em out of business, Medicare for all!!!!!!!!  pattmarty   Oct-11-09 12:16 PM   #9 
  - A million years ago when I was in nursing school  Vinca   Oct-11-09 12:18 PM   #10 
  - The article said he weighed just over 8 lbs at birth.  Quantess   Oct-11-09 12:32 PM   #13 
  - Take two infants, both weighing 9 pounds. One has a father who is six foot tall, and  hedgehog   Oct-11-09 12:51 PM   #15 
  - this has turned out to be the case w. a lady i know  pitohui   Oct-11-09 12:57 PM   #18 
     - That rings a bell.  Sheltiemama   Oct-11-09 04:13 PM   #32 
        - Prader-Willi syndrome. It's a horrible disease.  SharonAnn   Oct-11-09 09:11 PM   #37 
  - AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!! And our elected "representatives" just can't seem to get the  bertman   Oct-11-09 12:54 PM   #16 
  - I'm glad that we didn't have that insurance  Nikia   Oct-11-09 12:54 PM   #17 
  - Are there two sets of charts for babies who are breast fed vs babies who are bottle fed?  hedgehog   Oct-11-09 01:16 PM   #22 
     - There are older charts and newer charts  StatGirl   Oct-11-09 11:41 PM   #38 
        - I don't have time to research this, but I am curious: do you  hedgehog   Oct-12-09 08:30 AM   #41 
           - I'm not aware of any studies that have enough data . . .  StatGirl   Oct-12-09 12:20 PM   #44 
              - It's research that's just begining, and I suspect it will take a couple  hedgehog   Oct-12-09 03:53 PM   #46 
  - Baby fat is under attack now?  cleverusername   Oct-11-09 12:58 PM   #19 
  - "Bowling Ball Baby"  chatnoir   Oct-11-09 02:39 PM   #31 
  - I guess if insurance companies deny everyone medical insurance, then we can all get SINGLE PAYER!!!!  valerief   Oct-11-09 01:03 PM   #21 
  - My daughter was off the weight charts for years  WCIL   Oct-11-09 01:31 PM   #23 
  - My son weighed 20 pounds at almost three months on breast milk alone.  Brickbat   Oct-11-09 01:40 PM   #24 
  - There must be some law that can be applied  Sinti   Oct-11-09 01:44 PM   #25 
  - It's VERY common for the growth curve of BF'd babies in the first six months to be much faster than  moc   Oct-11-09 01:52 PM   #27 
  - Man, you aren't kidding about the growth curve. I had a preemie who went from  gkhouston   Oct-12-09 09:54 AM   #43 
  - Good f'n grief!  fortyfeetunder   Oct-11-09 02:01 PM   #28 
  - clue by four. i like that  aikoaiko   Oct-11-09 02:25 PM   #30 
  - How long before the ULtimate Denial? Birth.  Trillo   Oct-11-09 02:15 PM   #29 
  - Pre-existing condition: ALIVE  gwsuperfan   Oct-11-09 05:00 PM   #33 
  - Shocking, but to be expected.  TexasObserver   Oct-11-09 05:53 PM   #34 
  - Well beyond the cusp-of-madness  The abyss   Oct-11-09 06:17 PM   #35 
  - I told this to my mum  FunkyLeprechaun   Oct-12-09 04:47 AM   #40 
  - I read another article on this ~~ if the baby is too TALL...yep, coverage denied.  Hepburn   Oct-12-09 08:37 AM   #42 
     - My first born would have had coverage denied.  Lars39   Oct-12-09 12:27 PM   #45 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC