Emma - posted on 12/19/2008 ( 13 moms have responded )
Hello ladies! My son just had his 9 month check-up and his doctor told us he was underweight. Not enough to panic about, but enough that we need to work on fattening him up. She recommended doing things like mixing olive oil into his baby food. The problem is that lately, I have been having a hard time getting him to eat. He will let me spoon in a couple of bites and then he's done. It used to be that I could not shovel the food in fast enough for him, so it is not that he doesn't like it. I think it is because he has a bunch of teeth all coming in at once, because he still nurses fine and will take bottles readily. So my question is, other than adding cereal, what other things could I mix into bottles to thicken up breast milk and/or formula that will help him put on some weight. Thanks!!!