how to increase weight of 2 yr old girl?

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Livia - posted on 03/04/2014

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I also found this
Busy toddlers burn lots of calories. A child that is not gaining weight steadily can be in danger of not meeting their nutritional needs. This is the reason for your physician's concern.

Getting your little one to eat more is likely to be very difficult. Therefore, making each mouthful have the greatest caloric impact is the most likely to add those needed ounces.

Here are some strategies for adding calories.

Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of nonfat dry milk powder to casseroles, muffins, cooked cereal, pancakes, puddings, mashed potatoes scrambled eggs, meatloaf, whole milk, milkshakes, yogurt, and even her formula.

Add a powdered breakfast drink (such as Instant Breakfast®) to:milk, milkshakes, smoothies, or ice cream.

Add extra margarine or butter to: cooked cereal, rice, pasta dishes, sandwiches, potatoes, and vegetables.

Add cheese to: casseroles, meatloaf, crackers, sandwiches, hamburgers, soups, mashed potatoes, and vegetables.

Spread cream cheese or peanut butter (watch for allergies) on: crackers, muffins, fruit slices, pancakes, graham crackers, and pretzels.

Include supplements, such as:Boost® Pediasure®, Carnation Instant Sport shakes® & Breakfast®, and Yo-J®.

For extra protein, offer more of these foods: eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, cottage cheese, puddings, legumes, ricotta cheese, meats, & yogurt.

These strategies are recommended by dieticians. You may even want to ask your physician for a referral for a dietary consult with a dietician that can help you with a very specific plan for your child.

Livia - posted on 03/04/2014

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First of all if you have not already I would take your baby to the Pediatrician just for a quick check up. Then I would say try those Pedi sure drinks but check with your doc first. I would switch to Vit d or whole milk if you have not already. Also they say high calorie but not overload on sugar. so chicken strawberries yogurt but not the fat fee or non fat. I just found this post from someone in this group I am going to repost it here.
PATRICIA STEVENS - posted on 06/08/2010

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My daughter lost a lot of weight when she was sick in the hospital. I started making her smoothies mixed with bananna homo milk and peanut butter. Or else fruit and half a an avocado with yogurt and juice, also spread pb on whole wheat toast, lots of pastas, Avocados are amazing for kids and full of healthy fat! plus full fat yogurt! Dont get your kids things like Mc Donalds or chips or junk like that!

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