my daughter is 1yr 5mos and she's only 9kls is it normal?she's breastfeed..help..!!

Sheila Mae - posted on 12/04/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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she eats rice 3x a day and breastfeed anytime she likes but she's not gaining weight..

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Sheila Mae - posted on 12/06/2009

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thanks for the comments and suggestions guys...it helps me a lot..!!Godbless..

Erica - posted on 12/06/2009

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I think my youngest will be the same as she just weighs 7 kg (about 15lb) at 11 months but She eats Anything and Everything I eat. I have a little blender and when I Dish up our tea (mine and older siblings) i chuck a portion in there and buzz it a little so there's no big chunks. This could be a viable option for u, especially if your little one doesn't like the texture of chunky food yet. Maybe if u can introduce some other foods and she still doesn't seem to gain much weight it might be worth seeing your dr or a dietitian.......but as long as she's happy and healthy try not to stress 2 much :)

Sylvia - posted on 12/05/2009

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I wouldn't be worried about the weight alone (your daughter weighs almost as much at 17 mos as mine did at 2 years, and mine was and is perfectly healthy), but I do wonder why she's only eating one kind of food. My kid is a seriously picky eater, but even she was eating more than one kind of food at 17 months. A 17-month-old should be feeding herself, and eating pretty much what everyone else is eating (just cut up smaller).

Weight can be as much related to heredity as height is, and not every kid can be in the 95th percentile ...

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Why is she just eating rice? I have no idea about the kg to lbs conversion.... if she's growing on her curve and the doc isn't worried then I wouldn't be worried about her size. She should definitely be eating other foods though.... fruits, veggies, whole grain breads, meat, etc.... almost everything you eat should be safe for her (watching out for possible food allergies or choking hazards).

Savannah - posted on 12/05/2009

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I agree with the ladies here. If her doctor isn't worried you shouldn't be, but she should be eating other foods. My son is 1 yr 4 months and he eats everything. Anything I grub on, he chows down on as well.

Karen - posted on 12/05/2009

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My little man is 16 months old and he eats almost everything I do! and he still nurses a few times a day and at night. he loves big ppl food, perhaps your lil girl would too..start with a banana for breakfast, Im not saying the whole thing but its easy to break into bite size pieces..let her eat as much as she is intrerested in eating, go from there.. If your having something you think she may like, give her a taste.

experiament with her tastebuds...food is fun!

Natasha - posted on 12/05/2009

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your baby really needs to be eating other foods. im sure if you introduce more food to her diet she will gain weight. thats an extremly bland diet for a child her age. she needs calories from other healthy but fatty foods to keep her growth on the right track.



you should really talk to your doctor and get him/her to help you with a meal plan for your little one.

Carla - posted on 12/05/2009

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I agree that she should have a more varied diet at this age, rice is "empty calories" meaning its not very high in nutritional value for the amount of calories it contains. At this stage she could go straight to finger food/cut up "real" food just like you eat. I have big babies... my 6 m/o is over 9kg but he is between the 96-98th percentile. Was she born small? Are you and her dad small? Is she growing along a growth curve or dropping percentiles? All factors you have to consider, Aaron was born big and his Dad is big, so thats normal for him. If your baby was born small and you are both small then that could be normal for her. If she is not gaining enough to maintain a steady growth then perhaps she should see the doctor.

Clara - posted on 12/05/2009

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My daughter is about the same size (8.6 kg) at 15 months, but she's only 73 cm, too. Most good pediatricians will look at the stature of mother and father. I'm not even 1.5 meters tall, so I don't expect my girly to be too tall right now, either. (She could surprise us, though, as her father is quite tall.)

Alyssa - posted on 12/04/2009

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If you are worried about her weight gain you should talk to your doctor. Otherwise, if she has a good diaper count, and seems full after eating, she should be fine.

Jessica - posted on 12/04/2009

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I'd also like to mention that breastfed babies grow on a different chart than 'standard' growth charts, which cater to formula fed children. As long as your daughter has the usual wet/dirty diapers and seems full after eating, she's just fine. :)

Brandy - posted on 12/04/2009

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At her age, she should be eating quite a wide variety of foods. Rice just isn't going to cut it, even with breastmilk. Most children her age are having 3 meals a day and 1 to 2 snacks. She should be eating the same kinds of food as an adult, just smaller portions and cut up smaller. Ex: breakfast - oatmeal and some cut up grapes, lunch- Vegetable soup and whole grain crackers, snack- banana, supper- chicken, rice and mixed veggies. At almost 18 months, she is definately old enough to handle this kind of diet plus the breastmilk. Start introducing real food to her and work with her to find out what she likes and dislikes.

April - posted on 12/04/2009

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why does she eat rice 3 times a day? actual rice or rice cereal? doesn't that get boring for her? maybe you should feed her different things that are more interesting (sweet potato fries, real banana, etc..) to her? if she got some variety, do you think she would eat more and gain more weight? just wondered...not judging! :)

Minnie - posted on 12/04/2009

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Well, firstly, cereal isn't magically more caloric than your own milk.



But- my first was just over 9 kg at two years. I fully expect my second to follow in her tracks. They're both happy, healthy, active, and meet all of their developmental milestones. They're thin, but so am I and so is my husband.

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