My 21 Month old Daughter only weighs 17 lbs

Shanna - posted on 08/27/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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She is so tiny she can still wear some 0-3 month clothes. i don't know what i can do to help her gain weight we have tried the pediasure drinks, and she eats really good every meal but it seems like she doesn't get any bigger

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Kathryn - posted on 09/18/2012

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Yep sounds like a gluten allergy. That is what my son had, crankiness, stomach problems, constipation. We were having trouble with him gaining weight. From his 4 month appt to his 8 month check up he had only gained 6 oz. The doctors were trying different things and I decided to put him on a Gluten Free diet. Within 2 month he had already gained 1 lb! Now he is back on track.

Rebecca - posted on 09/18/2012

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have you looked at possible allergies? I would try cutting out gluten from her diet the symptoms you named sound a lot like celiac disease

Kathryn - posted on 08/27/2012

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What does her doctor say?

Has she had steady weight gain?

What is her height percentage compared to her weight percentage?

Has she been achieving physical devlopment goals on time?

Does your family have a history of being small?

Does she have digestive issues?



Focus on healthy meals. High in protein and healthy fats.



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

peanutbutter,

seeds,

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)



As for the pediasure, I DO NOT like it. 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



There are a lot better ways to get the proper nutrients in children.

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Shanna - posted on 10/28/2012

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Thank you i tried that and now in 2 months she has gained 3 lbs :) and she is alot happier but she still gets sick often

Shanna - posted on 09/18/2012

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well im 5ft 2in and her dad was 5ft 7in, but she gets sick often and the doctors think she might have some internal problem... now she isnt eating that much and she is tired all the time and whines alot more now they done an xray and they said she in constipated all the way up in her body so we are trying to get that cleared out to see if it helps.... she just acts like she is miserable

Rebecca - posted on 08/27/2012

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as long as she has plenty of energy is happy and over all healthy then there is no reason to be too concerned I have this same problem with my kids some babies are just meant to be tiny

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