7 month old only 13lb ...how to make him gain weight

Sanjam - posted on 02/28/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi, I have a 7 month old who is not putting on weight. He started solids last month and since then has very little formula each day. I give him pureed fruits-pear, mango, apple and vegetables-butternut squash, sweet potatoe and avacado. He loves his solids but has 2 ounces at a time. He has drastically decreased his formula intake now. Since he likes solids, which solids can help him put on weight.

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Celeste - posted on 02/28/2014

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Formula needs to be the main source is nutrition. And formula has more calories than baby food. I would decrease the solids and up his formula

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Dove - posted on 02/28/2014

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If you want him to gain weight... cut WAY down on the solids and give him back his formula. Solids are supposed to be an addition to the formula/breast milk at this age. They are not supposed to replace ANY of the milk intake under a year as a baby can not get the right amount of calories and nutrients they need from food. The more solids you give him... the worse your problem will be.

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