Any high calorie baby foods??

Carolyn - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




One of my twins has had more difficulty in gaining weight. I am now feeding her pediasure and trry to feed her as much food as possible. I prepare some of their baby food and was wondering if anyone had any recipes for high calorie baby foods.


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Stephanie - posted on 01/05/2010




My twins are both Failing to Thrive. We feed them as much high calorie food as we can. Some tricks are adding olive oil or butter to everything. My guys don't like butter, but we can add olive oil to their chicken and they will eat that. We add cheese to many things and also give them slices as snacks. Even if they only eat a few bites, we know what they ate has high fat content and high calories. Carnation Instant breakfast is easy to add to milk. Also try adding heavy whipping cream to milk, plus chocolate.

Seems like a lot of sugar, but the nutritionist we see said with Failing to Thrive you throw most of what you know about nutrition out the window. First and formost is getting weight on the child.

My guys were around 14 lbs at a year and I'm thinking around 19 lbs at 2 yrs (I really can't remember now). We've had a few good months and they are 23.5 and 24.5 lbs right now. They are 31.5 months old. They are tiny. Their height has also been effected by the FTT.

I don't know how old your little one is, so I hope a couple of those suggestions could help. Have you seen anyone about the difficult weight gain? A nutritionist might be helpful.

Linda - posted on 01/04/2010




I don't know how old your daughter is or if she has any teeth, but avocados are high in the right kind of fat. I used to smash them up and my girls loved them. You can try adding cereal to her formula too. One of my daughters has a high matabolism too...I wish I had that problem :)

Ciera - posted on 12/30/2009




My daughter has the same thing. She is 11 months and only weighs 16 pounds 1 ounce. (That is only 6 ounces more than she weighed at 6 months) The doctors checked everything and she is fine she is just VERY active and does not gain weight very easily. I have been giving her those Gerber baby cookie bars. They are high in calories and she can snack on them all day. But either strip her down or put her in something you don't mind getting messed up bc those things are MESSY! You can try to give her an extra bottle each day too. That is what everyone told me but my daughter wouldn't drink it. I had a hadr enough time getting her to focus long enough to drink the bottles she already got but the cookie bars she loves! Hope this helps

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