help my son is one year old and he is only 16.4 lbs

Rosana - posted on 10/27/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son 12months old son is underweight he is not a big

Eater i tried everything to feed him more but its not working

He dont drink that much milk either thats why we keep

Him on formula,i dont know what to do please help

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Mrs. M. - posted on 11/03/2012

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I have two and i went through that. I would reduce the milk intake, go with pediatric formula, and try different textures. Also, let the baby feed himself while you sit and slide a spoon or two

Rosana - posted on 11/01/2012

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His pediatrician is not worried since he is very active

My son was only 6.3lbs when i had him its hard to

Feed him he was still in baby jar food and i started

To gave him table food since yesterday since thats

What the pedia wants, but he was vomiting last night

I was so worried that i run to the hospital in the middle

Of the night they give him medicine did urine test but

The result was ok. I do distract him while feeding sometimes

It works sometimes it dont, its getting to a pointpoint that

I get frustrated since im alone with him a

nd 7months

Pregnant with our second son

Carol - posted on 10/29/2012

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My daughter weighed 16.8 lbs at her 1 year appt And I was really concerned too since she was born at 8.4. She was at 8% for weigt and 10% for height. The doctor didn't seem concerned at all though and said some babies are just smaller. We just went to her 15 mo appt and she's barely 19.5 lbs so still only 8% weight but grew tall at 50% height. My daughter is really active tho so doc says its totallly normal.



What did your doc say?



As far as getting them to eat, I use a lot of distractions. So I have plastic stacking toys that she plays with while I feed her. She's also learning to self feed so I'll give her finger foods and a fork and she spends a lot of time trying to get the food on her fork and into her mouth which distracts her enough for me to put food in her mouth. Sometimes putting food on a plate or bowl makes her eat. Lately she likes feeding me so We'll feed each other



So basically I change it up and turn it into a game.

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