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What should i feed my 9 .5 mths old boy so that he gains some weight?

He weighs 17 pounds at present. We are vegeterian..

I strt him in morning with breastfeed.. then an hr later breakfast. Thn he again BF and takes a nap and wen his up for lunch he'll have rice, bread and some cereals with water. Evening he doesnt likes to eat anything. Hardly a 3-4 spoons of soup or cereals. i cant feed him bananas as hez allergic to it! i ve nt strted him any formula yet! i think to give him whole milk directly. 

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Asked by Ajmommy06 at 6:03 AM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • At his age he should be getting most of his nutrition from the breast. Nurse him before meals. Talk to your doctor.

    Answer by mompam at 6:39 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • 17 lbs doesn't really sound underweight. Is it? My youngest really liked beans at that age - black beans, canellini beans, navy beans, anything he could pick up with his fingers and feed himself. What about avocado and tofu cubes? Have you tried those?

    Answer by Syphon at 7:04 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • My kids were all around 17 lbs at a year, some under, some over. Does the dr say he's underweight??

    Answer by missanc at 9:10 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • My ds was 17 lbs from 9 months, and at 2 yrs only around 20 lbs. lol. He's 9 now and 45 lbs. He just had a growth spurt, he was only 39 lbs until a few months ago. Is the dr. concerned about his weight? We had my ds drink pediasure but not until closer to 18 mo old. His size is purely genetic though. We are all small.

    Answer by Astraea_79 at 10:03 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Thanks everyone for ur replys.. My doc said its ok.. I think maybe its coz of his teething?? No idea!

    Comment by Ajmommy06 (original poster) at 11:54 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Food should be given immediately after nursing. The milk is all he NEEDS nutritionally because it has more fat and calories than anything else. If the food replaces the milk, it can cause slow gain.

    Answer by aehanrahan at 1:21 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I couldn't breastfeed so I can't offer a lot of advice. Sorry.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 2:50 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

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