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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 02:01 PM
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28. Good f'n grief!
I think the insurance company needs to be hit upside the head with a CLUE by FOUR.

What is an exclusively breastfed baby supposed to look like?
He appears to be chubby because he can't WALK yet!

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  -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 

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