MY ADOPTED SON WAS BORN AT 34 WEEKS GESTATION, AND HAD A LOTTA A PROBLEMS AT BIRTH, AND NOW HES A NORMAL 2 YEAR OLD HE EATS ALL THE TIME ( LIKE NONSTOP) BUT HES ONLY 22 POUNDS. HES TALLER THEN MOST TWO YEAR OLDS BUT IS VERY TINY. CAN ANYONE GIVE ME ANY ADDVICE ON WHAT I CAN DO TO MAKE HIM GAIN WEIGHT.
THANKS

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Luvmy...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 1:28 AM

I would discuss with your Pediatrician because if he is within his percentile I would not worry. He just may not be a big person in life... Dont have him gain if Dr does not feel an issue.

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nyteowl
Jun. 1, 2008 at 1:29 AM Because he was premature did they ever check his thyroid?  I have a 32 weeker and a 28 weeker and each time they checked their thyroid...An over active thyroid will not let them gain weight or they could lose weight...I would talk more with your docs about his weight...

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maria...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 1:34 AM I HAVE TALKED TO HIS DR. AND ALL SHE CAN SAY IS GIVE HIM FATTY FOODS. I DO BUT HES STILL SO SMALL DOES ANYONE KNOW IF DRUG ADDICTED BABY HAVE THIS PROBLEM OR AM I JUST BEING PARANOID

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sadiee21
Jun. 1, 2008 at 10:16 AM Don't give him fatty foods that are bad for him. It will hurt him later. My 7 year old is only 41lbs He is in the 5th percentile. We gave him formula until he was 2.5 and now our Dr wants us to give him Pediasure twice a day or Carnation instant breakftast. I mix the instant breakfast with whole milk. When he was two he was between 16-20lbs. We let him get cheese and stuff from the refridgerator whenever he wanted, we kept snacks in one drawer that he could have and get on his own, in addition to his meals. U are lucky that your son is tall or average height. My little man is in the 3 percentile for height. By chance was his birht mother on meds?

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nyteowl
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:02 AM i would get a second opinion...i would insist on the thyroid being checked,,,

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maria...
Jun. 4, 2008 at 1:49 AM YES MY SONS WAS BORN WITH METH. ANIDEPRESSNTS AND BARBITS. IN HIS SYSTEM HE WAS IN NICU FOR 2 WEEKS TO GET HIS LUNGS STRONG, HE HAD A HARD FIGHT THE FIRST YEAR OF HIS LIFE DUE TO THE DRUGS,

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2ndti...
Jun. 11, 2008 at 9:08 AM

talk to your pedi doctor, the fact that he had to go through withdraws, he got a late start.  i know what i'm talking about, had the same problem with madison and her weight,  but now at the age of 3 she has started coming out of it.  maybe he's like madison and a late bloomer, due to the drugs.  it's a terrible thing to have to watch them go through and you know that you can't help them, except for just holding, rocking, walking the floors, and giving them all the love you've got in your soul.  BEEN THERE DONE THAT. NO FUN!!!!!!

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