my 18 months old daughter is looking very lean and doesn't look healthy,

Shakhila - posted on 08/31/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I give her regular food, can anyone please suggest me with some tips?


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Kathryn - posted on 09/01/2012




Focus on healthy meals which are high in protein and healthy fats.

Nuts(especially walnuts add to bread, crush on top of dessert, etc),



avocado (blend with banana and milk to make smoothie,guacamole dips, spread on meat sandwiches)

flax seed oil or olive oil added to veggies (vegetables are an excellent source of several of the fat soluble vitamins)

cheese, cream cheese,

olives (my son likes the sliced for finger food),

hummus dips,

salmon (has omega-3 great source of healthy fat)

I DO NOT like Pediasure. Go online and check for youself but this the side effects of Pedisure...

High Blood Sugar Severe

Low Amount of Phosphate in the Blood Severe

Extreme Loss of Body Water Severe

High Amount of Potassium in the Blood Severe

Low Amount of Potassium in the Blood Severe

Irritation of the Stomach or Intestines Less Severe

Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements Less Severe

Feel Like Throwing Up Less Severe

Throwing Up Less Severe

Diarrhea Less Severe

Infrequent side effects:

High Amount of Phosphate in the Blood Severe

As long as she is devoping healthy, there sohouldn't be too much concern.

John And - posted on 09/01/2012




Call her doctor. If you're concerned talk to the doc. If the doc feels there could be an issue, he/she will tell you to make an appointment.

If the doctor's office you use doesn't let you have a phone consultation with the doc just call and make an appointment. If they need a reason tell them you think she's not growing properly.

Dove - posted on 09/01/2012




What do you mean she doesn't 'look' healthy? Is she happy, active, continuing to grow (even slowly)?

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