gain weight for my 17 months old baby?

Mary Angelica - posted on 09/24/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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HI ive been nursing my baby keon for 17 months, hes just like breastmilk only... we offer formula milk just for support but he does not wnt it. he ate lots of solid food, actually when we ate he also ate almost one cup of rice plus meat soup or anything... but still his in his normal size and weight.. i want him to gain more. i know his not thin or weak.. his an active child. just to be more healthy, WHAT SHOULD I DO.. OFFER A FORMULA MILK? OR WHAT? JUST TO GAIN MORE WEIGHT..

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Mary Angelica - posted on 09/25/2011

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yah! thats right in our country as long as babies big and fat.. they are more cute.. Thanks a lot for enlightening me! im just being paranoid about his weight..im so lucky for having him/....

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How much does he weigh and why do you want him to gain more weight? According to you... he's not thin or weak. He's a normal size and weight and he's an active child. So... what exactly is the problem?! Let him be.

Amy - posted on 09/25/2011

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Teresa I did the math and it's a little over 24 lbs, so he sounds like he's at a pretty healthy weight.

Mary Angelica - posted on 10/02/2011

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Hi Keri his drinking a lot of water.. im nursing him 8 to 10 times in a day, 15 to 30 mins. or as long as he wants. hi Heather, as of now his 12.5kg.. thank you all for the nice responds now i feel well and enough regarding for my babies health....

Amy - posted on 09/25/2011

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Why would you want him to be fat or chubby, my daughter is 18 months and about the same. Do you know his percentile for height and weight? Not that it matters because it just gives you the range in which other children the same age fall, and every child is different. As your son becomes more active weight gain is going to slow it's not expected to be on the same curve as the first year, if it did continue like that there would be a lot of obese children which would be a cause for concern because with obesity comes a lot of other health issues.

You said yourself he's happy and normal, so I 100% agree with Teresa just let him be! If you are truly concerned about his weight speak to your doctor.

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Heather - posted on 10/02/2011

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If he is 17 months old, then don't give him any formula. He should be trying to drink cow's milk now. Formula isn't going to help him gain any weight, but Whole Cow's milk might. He looks fine to me. How much does he weigh?

Keri - posted on 09/29/2011

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11 kilos comes out to about 24 pounds. That is a good weight. As long as your child is eating well and playing and active I wouldn't worry about his weight. As for drinking something else there really isn't any need. The breast milk supplies him with everything he needs. There would be no need to offer formula at this point. If he will drink regular milk that is fine. Is he drinking any water? How are you offering milk, is it in a cup or a bottle. Having a toddler that is chubby could lead to obesity later in life. It sounds like he eats as much as he needs. Just let him be a kid.

Brooke - posted on 09/26/2011

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Everything is fine! Don't worry momma! Let him go at his own pace, and nurse as much as he wants to. Good job :)

Le-ai - posted on 09/26/2011

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hi there!..My son is turning 16 months at the end of this month. and as of last week he weighs 11.5 kilos or 25.3 lbs.. my son used to be a chubby baby when hes at his 7-9month..but now hes very active and not that chubby anymore and im happy with it. I ask his pedia about his weight if its ok coz I honestly had hard time feeding him, and he told me my kid has a good weight at his age..and advice me not to over feed him because its hard for the kids to put on diet if they are obese..then I realized as long as hes growing normally and healthy it would be enough.

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11kg is a totally normal and healthy weight for 17 months.



He's an active toddler now; there's no reason that he should be chubby or fat.



Is this a cultural thing? In your country, are fatter kids considered stronger/better?

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I'm not sure what that converts to in pounds, but I was only 13 pounds at 13 months. Nothing wrong w/ me except that I'm small. My son was 13 pounds at TWO months. ;)

If he is continuing to grow, thrive, meet milestones, and pee enough.... his actual size does NOT matter much at all.

Mary Angelica - posted on 09/25/2011

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thanks for the respond.. as of nw 11kilos is that ok? ,,im not pretty sure but around that.. i just want him to be fat or chubby... and worrying if i need to support him formula milk..

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