My son is 15 months old and the doctor is telling me he doesn't weigh enough. He has at least 1200 calories a day, but if I try to feed him more he gets angry or throws up, I don't like the idea of forcing food on him, it seems counterproductive. Now, his father is a naturally thin guy, and my son is tall, and thin but he by no means looks emaciated. Now my doctor is telling me to add butter to all his food because if his weight doesn't keep ont rack with what the average is they will have to "intervene"...and that scares the shit out of me, because now I am scrambling to find ways to get more calories in but it seems like too much and my son is refusing to eat. Also, adding butter to everything seems like such an unhealthy suggestion. His menu today consisted of:
Breakfast- 4 oz milk, 1 egg scrambled w/ cheese, 3 oz oatmeal
Snack- water,4 oz applesauce
Lunch- 4 oz milk, 6 oz fruit and 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich
Snack- yogurt, 3 oz milk
for dinner I was planning 4-5 oz milk and some macaroni and cheese and some peas....
I'm at my wits end...anyone have advice or comforting words?
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