Kyle is the most CHILL baby ever. The most easy going of dudes, but try to give him a bottle and he will bat it away (with remarkable accuracy) and go on a hunger strike for as long as he likes.
Our attempts to fatten him up just were not working. For almost three months, Kyle did not gain even an ounce.
We've tried enticing him with lots of goodies. We've tried tempting Kyle with ice cream, fresh fruits, every baby food imaginable...but he is unimpressed.
The doctor said we can't make a baby eat more. But, we could make what little he does eat count more.
So, we had to fool the little guy, and Operation Baby Fat was born.
Upon the advice of Kyle's specialist, for the past couple weeks, anything we give Kyle is LOADED with calories.
We're adding Carnation Instant Breakfast powder to his formula. We're adding heavy whipping cream to his baby food. We're even melting butter and adding it to his food. Mashed potatoes? Yummy. But add some cream cheese and butter to the potatoes...yummy and fattening.
And so far, it is working! Since we began Operation Baby Fat, Kyle has gained a little over a pound.
Right now, Kyle is in the 60th percentile for height. For his weight, he is not even ON the chart. At 17 pounds he is still a skinny mini.
But, at least we are beginning to see progress.