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Old 07-12-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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15 month old not gaining

DS is 15 mos and does not like a lot of solids. He rather nurse all day. His weight stayed the same from 12 mos and he is not gaining. What should I do? I can't force feed him. What are some high cal foods that might help him gain? He goes back in 6 weeks for a weight check.

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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They don't gain much at that age. From 9 months to over 24 months, my daughter gained a grand total of 3 lbs. and she remains a 99th percentile child.

But avocado and adding coconut oil to everything will put on some weight.
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Can I ask how much he weighs, and when he began walking?
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My YDD is a low weight/high height toddler. Her dr wanted to put her on pediasure to gain weight but it has an ingredient she is allergic to. I make her yogurt shakes and Popsicles with whole fat yogurt, fruit, and sweetened condensed milk. Very high in Calories and not too bad for her ( if you don't object to milk or real sugar). My YDD is almost 2 and hasn't been to the dr since she was 15 months (been crazy around my house with YDS's therapy sessions). She has gained weight since I started her shakes. I also give her food in front of the TV a couple times a week as she eats more (as does most everyone- mindless eating) when she is distracted. Not something I want to do too often but it helps get more calories in her.
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Re: 15 month old not gaining

Unless your child is underweight that is entirely normal.
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Can I ask how much he weighs, and when he began walking?
He is 21 lb 2 ounces and he just started walking the last month. I thought they lost or stayed the same for a short time when they first start walking.
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My kids weight gain slowed to a crawl or even stopped gaining entirely once they started crawling. My neice barely weighed in at 20lbs at 1 year. She was born at 10lbs 13 oz. So in 12 months only gained about 10lbs. She is a strong, healthy, active, light weight 3 year old now. I think she weighs in between 27-28lbs now.
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He is a major crawler. He is not losing, so I am not concerned. His pedi is though. She wants to see a gain. He has enough pee and poopy diapers and is happy all the time.
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He is a major crawler. He is not losing, so I am not concerned. His pedi is though. She wants to see a gain. He has enough pee and poopy diapers and is happy all the time.
I probably wouldn't worry much, but adding more fat into his diet should work. My sister had to add butter in everything for her daughter.

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I will start adding butter to what he eats. He loves bread. He likes yogurt. She told me to do honey or peanut butter too.
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