I WANT TO KNOW WHAT TO GIVE TO MY CHILD TO MAKE HIM FAT
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Julie - posted on 01/07/2013
"Healthy and Fat" is a bit of an oxymoron. To be FAT is to be over weight, this can be UNhealthy and lead to obesity. TO be healthy, is to be of normal body weight for sex, age and height. If you want to help him gain healthy weight then you want him to have a high caloric intake. Meaning, eat more good foods. High protein like lean meats, and fish and eggs. High carbohydrates (complex not simple) like vegetables and whole grains, wheat pastas. Supplement with high protein shakes that have high fat content (good fats like olive oil, avocados, nuts).
DR - posted on 12/28/2012
PEDISURE IS OIL AND CORN SYRUP. UNLESS YOUR BABY IS MAL-NOURISHED AND UNDERWEIGHT THERE IS NO REASON TO FATTEN UP YOUR BABY OR CHILD. THIS SOCIETY IS FAT AND FAT IS NOT GOOD EVEN THOUGH IT IS PREVALENT. WHOLE FOODS SUCH AS FRUITS AND VEGGIES AND BREAST MILK OR GOATS MILK WITH BROWN RICE SYRUP. ALMOND MILK HAS TWICE THE CALCIUM AS COW'S MILK.
Loraine - posted on 12/21/2012
As the parent of a chuby fat baby, she was attached to my breast 22hrs a day. My daughter then became an active undersized toddler. I was advised by health neutrisionalist not to give fattening food...ie too much butter, cheese etc... as its the damage this does on their insides.
Please if you want to get your child to gain weight seek profesional advice.
My daughter drank build up shakes for years (brought from sainsburys, local supermarket) but she didn't gain weight as burned more calories than she took in, even though she never stopped eating. Some babies, children are just not ment to be "fat" chubby, whatever you want to call it.
all the best xxx
Carrie - posted on 12/11/2012
I do understand the love we have for a baby's cute little chubby cheeks! But, right now is probably one of the easiest times to teach your child good eating habits so he grows up to be a healthy person. I enjoy introducing kids of all ages to different tastes and textures. My kids would always at least try something. They still have excellent eating habits and a wide variety of foods in their diets. So many kids never get the chance and end up eating junk and thinking any type of healthy foods are plain or gross. What a shame that they may never appreciate what nature can make and how incredible a single food can be in it's most natural and nutritional form! So, I guess what I'm saying is I love chubby babies too! (Skinny babies look so frail) Maybe just take the opportunity to enhance your child's palette while he learns about foods and how to eat them? Bon appetit!
Anne - posted on 12/11/2012
Whole milk, ensure, carnation instant breakfast. We had to use those to help our son when needed it. It did not make him fat, just helped him put on some much needed weight and get his growth going again when he was stalled.
Val - posted on 12/11/2012
Take the recommendation from your health visitor and feed mixed nutritional hand blended meals with a good calcium enriched follow up milk. All children have different metabolic rates, being chubby doesn't mean child is healthy, but the right foods keep growth on correct centile plan for age. Vitamins proteins and carbs.
Bonnie - posted on 12/07/2012
Pediasure has shakes for kids that have a lot of calories, protein and nutrition to help them grow. My sons love them. They are pretty expensive though (about $12/6 pack). My vegetarion SIL fed her son butter (straight up!) when her doctor said her son needed to gain weight. She also fed him a lot of cheese.