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what to feed stubbern 9 month old to gain weight

Ok my DD is 9 months old and insists on feeding herself, she has really slowed down on gaining weight ( she has always been very small for her age) Any suggestions on things she could feed herself and help her gain weight quicker. We have been trying cherios, kix( showed reaction to) cheese once in a while, whatever we eat that she can gum. ect..

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MommyScapardine

Asked by MommyScapardine at 2:37 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I have always fed my babies whatever I was eating, just cut into smaller, softer pieces.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 2:38 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Avacadoes, eggs, maybe some butter or olive oil on little pieces of bread? My doctor suggested adding olive oil to things, and whole milk yogurt, which she wouldn't be able to feed herself.
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 2:40 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • First of all...she still needs 28-32ounces or formula or to nurse on demand and most of her calories and nutrition should come from that.
    secondly, at 9 months, she should be eating whatever you eat and feeding herself chunks of food.. Avocado is full of healthy fats.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:40 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • She does eat most of what we do and nurses at least 5 times a day (and 2-4 times a night) she is 12lbs and 5 oz
    MommyScapardine

    Comment by MommyScapardine (original poster) at 2:45 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • By 9 months, my kids were eating what we were eating. You could try pasta (rotini or ravioli are easy to pick up), french toast cut up, pancakes, etc. Carbs will pack on pounds, but I would be careful about trying to push the weight. My kids have always been small for their age, it's just the way they are built. They are small, but very healthy!
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:45 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Baby yogurt, rice cereal, veggies and anything with starch in it. (starch in moderation) My DD LOVES noodles. try that, that should help her gain weight. When she turns a year old, give her milk, that will fatten her up quick. but dont worry about her being small, some babies are just tiny.
    Autumnmom24

    Answer by Autumnmom24 at 2:45 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Oh and NO EGGS until she is a year old. At least that is what my pedi told me.
    Autumnmom24

    Answer by Autumnmom24 at 2:46 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Make sure MOST of baby's nutrition is nursing. She needs to be nursing before getting even a single bite of solids, every meal. Solids actually SLOW gain. They are not as caloric as breastmilk.

    What was her birth weight? She should be somewhere between double and triple that number right now.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:47 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Also ask your doctor to use the WHO breastfeeding weight chart and not the other chart. Chances are, she is right on track for a nurser. LOL the other chart makes them out to be to small.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:48 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I wasn't too concerned till doc apt (9 month checkup) and Doc said she was around same weight as last checkup!! Labbeled her failer to thrive for blood work. She is a very healthy happy little girl ans always on the move crawling trying to cruze. never really stopping lol. her lack of weight gain really concerns me.
    MommyScapardine

    Comment by MommyScapardine (original poster) at 2:51 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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