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how to get a 11 month old to gain weight

my friend is having problems with her son..he 11 months and will be a year old in 2 weeks..He is only 13 pounds..her doctor told her if he didnt gain weight within the week he would be put in the hospital..
Any ideas on what she can give him to eat to help him gain weight?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • has she tried pedisure? icecream?

    Answer by rebeccadac at 11:47 AM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Did the pediatrician not recommend anything??

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 11:48 AM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • My Dr told me to put dd on pediasure because she was the same way. Now she gains about 2 lbs or so a month.

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 11:52 AM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Avocados, olive oil in everything.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 11:59 AM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • I asked my dr what i can do about maintaining my child's weight, not to really gain. She suggested that these things help with weight gain. Anything strarchy; pasta, potatoes, rice, juices.


    Answer by krissyvelazquez at 12:55 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • At that age he should still be getting formula for most of his "food" - so she needs to find out if he's having an issue with that, or if she's bf maybe she needs to supplement.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Make sure he's drinking plenty of BM or Formula, you can also try pediasure. Feed him foods that are higher in fat, I'm sure you can google a list. Make sure its not junk food though, a healthy diet is important.

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 4:01 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • BM or formula should be given first , as far as solids I've found that foods high in protein, carbs, and good fats (like in salmon, avocados, etc) work pretty well. Has he been tested for any medical reasons yet? If there's an underlying medical cause he may just have trouble gaining weight in the usual way and need some help.

    Answer by preacherskid at 11:53 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

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