Last week my son's doctor said he was listing him as failure to thrive. He is four years old and is 32inches long, and weighs 27pounds. He actually went for a UTI (2nd in his life) and I asked him about his growth as I was a little concerned but not overly. He gave me some medication to increase his appetite. I don't think he needs it because he eats very well. He has his 3 meals and then 2 snacks, sometimes 3 if he wants it. I never tell him no to food unless we are getting ready to eat anyway. I do limit his junk food intake, but I do this with my other three children as well, so he is not being treated any different. He is cathed 3x per day, takes only fiber for his bowels and I have not given him this medication that the doctor said to give him because. He is not thin. He is proportionally perfect. I don't see what increasing his calorie intake will do other than make him heavier. I don't see how it will make him grow taller to carry the extra weight. The doctor made me feel like such a bad mother, like I don't take care of him. I hope someone can give me some advice. Thanks
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