LOW WEIGHT GAIN

Joel - posted on 05/23/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is now one year four months and weighs 8kgs.
please advise on the recommended food that can boost weight gain.

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Danielle - posted on 05/23/2014

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It's all about calorie intake. Feed him what he likes (even if it's not the best nutritional choice) you can always fill in with a dropper of vitamins in his milk. When my son was 2 he had pneumonia and lost a lot of weight so I always keep a little extra weight on all of my children (he is now 5, I also have a 4 month old daughter). My middle son is 3 and a picky eater so I will cater to his tastes (mac & cheese, dino nuggets, pnut bttr & jelly). I feed him what he likes we'll worry about teaching him "more good for you foods" as he gets older. I will lightly bread and bake small pieces of fish and call it chicken fish, serve it with different sauces for dipping to make it fun. Greek yogurt with a little of his favorite fruit jelly is a great source of protein and the jelly makes it a little sweeter. Also offer a lot of snacks throughout the day. Whole wheat pasta is good finger food with a bit of butter & a pinch of salt he may find it tasty. Good luck and don't be hard on yourself, I'm sure you are doing the best you can and a few tweaks in diet can make a BIG difference and remember every child is different and grows at their own rate.

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