My daughter is underweight, please read and give me some advice.

Toni - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter is 9 months old. She crawls and talks and is almost walkin, but she is only 15 pounds. She is in the 5th percentile for her height and has always been in the 5th percentile since she has been born and she has went through alot of different tests to see if there is anything wrong and they always come back with nothing. But everytime I take her for her check ups they always ask the same things. She eats all the time and drinks 8oz bottles now. I really dont know what else to do! Please leave me some advice anything can help!


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If shes eating alright and keeping up with milestones I wouldnt worry too much. The trouble is when she isnt getting enough or isnt gaining (weight or developmentally)

If she has always been that way it sounds as if she is just going to be petite. Just make sure she is getting enough nutrients and is gaining at least some weight. my kids have all been tiny though really I'm not that big either so its kind of a given.

Once she reaches a certain age (I think its like two or something) she can drink pediasure which is supposed to help with weight, it can be prescribed but all depending on where you live you'll probably have to pay for it.

Just remember that if she ends up being small you dont want her to put on too much weight, so by the way she is going I would say try to keep her at the height to weight ratio that she is now (a little weight wouldnt be bad but you dont want to over do it either) and just see how things go, you may end up being surprised if she hits a growth spurt.

My daughter was small as well, but now she seems to fit close to her peers in height and weight. My son is also the smallest in his class but he ended up jumping four clothes sizes in two months so even he is catching up. (they are 7 and 6 yrs old now)

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