Roberta - posted on 05/18/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
My Son is going to be 6 next month, and was newly diagnosed with ADHD after a few months of starting school. We have tried Ritalin and another med that was also Ritalin derived, finally he has done better on Adderall XR. The only problem...he has lost weight (which the Dr. says it is "normal"/typical ) Problem is...he started meds weighing 53 lbs, and has lost 3 lbs, that is allot for a child only weighing 53 lbs....his chest wall bones are showing!!!
I have tried everything from giving him finger foods, letting him eat when he is hungry (outside of meal times) and now I am buying supplemental kids nutritional drinks.
Question is..... Will he eventually grow out of this...when? and do you know of a "good tasting" HIGH calorie/ vitamin enriched meal supplemental drink for kids?? Any suggestions...please HELP my baby is getting skinny!!!!