My son seems to be thin due to his less weight. can you help?

Sienna - posted on 08/27/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 21 months old and weighs just 10 kgs. I took him to pediatrists he said his weight is just average.(During his birth he was 2 kgs). His legs looks to be thin ….. but he is very active……and even talks almost everything we teach him. I am just concerned about his weight. Please tell me what to feed him to increase his weight.(10 kgs means how much lbs?. pls tell)

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Stephanie - posted on 09/02/2012

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22lbs. For a 21 month old that is sufficient. Its also okay if he only wants to eat tiny bits, toddlers can become very picky. 21 month old should be eating fruit, crackers, whole milk. Toddlers legs start to thin out compared to the chubby rolls baby legs tend to have. If his doctor believes he needs to increase his weight then you can talk to the dr. about products like ensure or offering healthy snacks throughout the day. If his weight is average in the 50% percentile then you have nothing to worry about.

Kathryn - posted on 08/30/2012

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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.

Chaya - posted on 08/27/2012

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He's probably fine, but if you think weight is important, give him a little more cheese and whole milk.

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