My son is 8 years old and has always been a picky eater. He has always been very slim, which is something I have discussed with his doctor over the years. He barely eats, and the fact he was allergic to dairy didn't help. We recently found out he is not allergic to dairy anymore, but he is so underwieght that our doctor used the words "illegal" and "malnourished" at our last visit. He is only 40 inches tall and is 49lbs. My daughter is 5 and weighs 49lbs. I am having a really hard time putting weigt on him. Does anyone have ideas on some high calorie foods or snacks I can use to help him gain weight? I am worried for my son and also for our family if he does not meet our doctor's standards by next month. Please no judging, I have already gotten enough of it from his doctor. I love my son and I would never let him get unhealthy on purpose. I honestly did not know it was this bad until our doctor noticed. I offer him plenty of food I just have a hard time getting him to eat. Thanks!
on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM