How can I fatten up my ten month old son up?


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As others have said, maybe he's just not meant to be chubby! Reall;y need more information here - has he lost weight? How big was he when born? Are your family members big people?

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I agree w/ everyone else so far. There is no need to 'fatten up' a baby. IF he has lost weight, that's another issue entirely, but as long as he is continuing to grow and thrive.... whatever weight he happens to be is just right for him.

Jodi - posted on 04/05/2011




I was going to ask the same, why do you want to "fatten him up". Some babies are not meant to be the roly-poly chubby babies. My daughter was in the 5th percentile, and was always skinny, but she was that way when she was born, and she is now that way at 6 years old. So unless your son haslost weight, or has in some way dropped on the charts, and your doctor is showing concern, you should just assume it is the right growth curve for your baby and that there is no need to "fatten him up".

Theresa - posted on 04/05/2011




Why do you want to fatten him up? If he's staying on the same growth curve and the doc isn't concerned then just keep doing what you've been doing. There's nothing wrong with skinny if that's his natural build. My oldest son has continually been in the 90% for height and the 10% for weight. He's 15, 6 fee tal and 115 pounds. He's pround of being skinny.

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