my son is 16 months old i weighed him last wk and he weighed 10kgs is this a good weight for his age ?? i was told he was under weight but he wont eat any more food


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Kathryn - posted on 11/01/2012




My son was weighed at 10.8 and he is 21 months, which I know is a little difference. I also have a older son on the smaller side. Thoughout the years I have realized some things I was concerned about weren't such a big deal. Sometimes doctors make a big deal just because they live by textbooks and not instinct now.

Has he had steady weight gain since he was born?

What is his height percentage compared to his weight percentage?

Has he been achieving physical devlopment goals on time?

Does your family have a history of being small?

Does he have digestive issues?

If you can't get hm to eat a lot, just try to focus on healthy meals. High in protein and healthy fats.

Nuts (especially walnuts add to bread, crush on top of dessert, etc),



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 things like pediasure and drinks for weight gain, I DO NOT like them. 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

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/01/2012




Also, when they go through growth spurts, if he was happened to be weighed in the middle of one, his body and weight are not going to be in proportion. They need time to catch up. If that makes any sense.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/01/2012




I hate when pediatricians make us worry about weight gain. If they are eating well, and active....of course they are going to burn calories, espeicially if they just started walking. My son was high on the spectrum of height and weight, and my doctor kept making me feel like he was overweight. He may have been heavy, but he was NOT fat. Very well proportioned and muscular. Muscle weighs more than fat.

As long as he is eating well, usually you have nothing to worry about. Unless he is malnutritioned, or something else is going on. Don't try to force feed him. There are kid drinks that help them get all the nutrition they need if he is lacking.

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