how can you get a 8 month old baby to gain weight?

Melissa - posted on 09/10/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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i need help with this if there is any thing i can give my bab to get the weight on him befor thusday and pass that pleas help me i need it badly

please my kids are my life i dont what to loos them

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Ayaan88889 - posted on 10/15/2015

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I need help with my son his under weight his ten months and 6.4grm he was premature but is not increase weight much same week his little weight but I need more information about this problem so worry lneed help please

Sally - posted on 09/11/2012

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Sigh. When will people figure out that weight is NOT a sign of "health". Why do we think babies are sick if they weight "too little", but children and adults are sick if they weight "too much"? No wonder so many people have eating disorders and/or diet unsafely. Trying to force calories to make someone else happy is going to make him sicker than him being small will.

If he's losing enough weight that health is a concern, your case worker should be helping you find a doctor who can find out why and fix it instead of scaring you into feeding him unhealthily. What does your pediatrician say? If they're not worried can they put in writing? If they are worried, have them write down what they think you should do to help it then keep a written journal of how you are following those instructions. Take that to your caseworker instead of overfeeding your baby.

Good luck

Saleena - posted on 09/11/2012

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Pedicure plus 3 a day naps and night so he can't burn the calories consumed its 1.5 calories per ml complete nutrition

Jodi - posted on 09/10/2012

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Why would you lose a child who isn't gaining weight? If your child is struggling to gain weight, and you are on the verge of losing them, why are doctors and nutritionalists not working with you?

Lucille - posted on 09/11/2012

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At 8 months i started giving my twibs whatever we were eating. Let the baby feed himself. Tear chicken and beef up to managable sizes for him. Also noodles that are over cooked arw good. Even flavored ones same with veggies. Give snacks when they are a little fussy but its too soon to eat. Raviolis are great too. My twibs were bare 5 poundscwhen born. Now they are a year one weighs 17 pounds and the other is 20. If the baby isnt constantly fussing your fine. But constant crying could be a sign of hunger. I wouldnt worru so much about what the doctors say. They have "standards" they have to follow. In the words of a doctor i saw " kids are naturally picky eaters. They go through times where they gobble everything up then nothing at all. As long as they eat are active and healthy dont worry"

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Margarita - posted on 09/11/2012

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You can try to up his fat intake. Avocado and egg yolks (hardboiling the eggs is the easiest and safest way to make sure they separate) are good sources. You can also start feeding him full fat yogurt. Check with your pediatrician, but yogurt and cheese are probably safe at this point (not milk, I'm pretty sure they need to be one for that one). Has your doctor shown any concern about weight gain as well? If not, you can point that out to the case worker, perhaps ask the doctor if he/she can vouch for you about baby's health.

Bekah - posted on 09/10/2012

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What was his weight at birth?

He isn't going to gain much in two days but if you feed him well right before the appointment then he will be at a higher weight.

Why are they worried about his weight gain? He is on the lower end of normal but if he was a small baby than this is a normal weight. Has he been having problems with failure to thrive?

Dove - posted on 09/10/2012

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If you can add another bottle or two in there I think that would be a good thing. Maybe start feeding him some avocado once a day. Otherwise.... his diet looks pretty good to me. There could be something else going on with him... or he could just be 'slimming down' due to an increase in physical activity.



I am curious as to why you have a case worker already, but that's none of my business unless you want to share. What are the doctors suggesting you do to help him?

Michelle - posted on 09/10/2012

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The average weight for an 8 month of baby is 18.74 pounds. Is your baby on solid foods? Your baby ahould be having breackfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and 3 bottles a day. Also be aware that when babies learn to walk they will lose a little weight or if they have a cold they may not feel up to eating and will lose a little weight. If you are still concern about your child losing weight start weighting your child everyday and chart it. Governments generally don't take children away from loving parents. Some babies don't meet the average weight because they are premmies or smaller babies my boys are small because their parents are small framed if you baby looks healthy (no sunken eyes) can crawl is active then what I have described maybe the case. You sound like a first time mum?

Melissa - posted on 09/10/2012

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he was 15 that was like too weeks ago the last week is was 14.8 and the cass worker jummping down may back becuse of it. he is Formula fed and he has Solids. he has to have 5babas a day one when he waks up one with his rice or otmale then one at noon one befor super the one befor bed.

food is rice or baby cereal with appals or bananns the lunch is vegers of fruit the super is the same as lunch

Dove - posted on 09/10/2012

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I agree with Jodi. If you have concern for your child's weight gain a doctor/nutritionist should be working with you. There shouldn't be any cause for you to lose your child if you are actively working with health professionals to help your child.



There is no magic way (or other way) for a child to gain a significant amount of weight in just a few days.



What does baby weigh? What did baby weigh a few months ago? Is he breast fed? Formula fed? Solids? How often does he eat? Etc.... No one online can come up with any magic solution for you, but we might be able to offer more suggestions/support with a bit more information.

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