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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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Anonymous

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

Answers (8)
  • has she tried pedisure? icecream?
    rebeccadac

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

  • Did the pediatrician not recommend anything??
    SabrinaBean

    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.
    sweetpea1217

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

  • Avocados, olive oil in everything.
    CraftingMama

    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.

    krissyvelazquez

    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.
    Anonymous

    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.
    austinsmama1106

    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.
    preacherskid

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

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