Under weight

Chamari - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 6 years old now. Still he is only 14.5 kg weight and 107 cm in height. All the medical tests were normal. He is a fussy eater. How can I increase his weight ?

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Emily - posted on 01/08/2010

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perhaps you can include him in your meal planning, like helping to choose the main course, or a side dish? help him feel more involved at meal time.

i was a very picky eater at that age.. but eventually i grew out of it. when he gets older, his tastes will change.

Jenn - posted on 01/08/2010

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How much is 14.5kg? The dr told me that my child was over weight. But she eats anything and everything. She is 42inches tall and 40pounds. I don't consider that being over weight.

Amanda - posted on 01/07/2010

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my son is small for his age as well. He has a kidney disorder, his kidneys burn off all the calories he takes in, so he is on a high calorie diet. He is a 5 yr old boy, so of course he is picky too! You can add real butter to most all his foods, and real whip cream to his fruits. I gave my son carnation good start breakfast shakes and that helped, plus he loved it! Now he loves peanut butter, so he eats that for a snack before bed. That way he has high calorie, but healthy food in his tummy before he goes to bed at night. Try healthy high fat/calorie foods for him more than empty calories such as candy and sweets. Just remember if the dr says he is healthy, then you want to be careful putting him on a high calorie diet because that can cause health problems such as high blood pressure and high chloesterol. He may just be small in general. I hope I helped!

Dawnette - posted on 01/04/2010

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I wouldn't worry to much about it, my daughter is the same way. Some kids just burn more and faster then others. I was also that way as a child all the way through adult hood. Just be careful about what you say around your son. Its very easy for a child to think that there is something wrong with them.

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