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Baby Stomach
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Baby Stomach

My child why just turned 3 still has his baby belly.  Very large and reminds me of a budda statue.  Should I be worried??  He dosen't seem to have any health issues.  He was 2 months premature.
Tags: Baby, Stomach
Is your child male or female?
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Male
What is your child's age?
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3
What is your child's height?
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34 inches
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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25 lbs
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Usually children loss their 'baby' fat as they become active around 1-3 years old. From your measurements his weight is below the 5th percentile for his age. Recommended the following food guidelines for his age: Fruits (limit fruit juices) = 1.5 cups; Vegetables 2.5 cups; Grains (cereals, breads) = 6oz equivalents; Meat & beans = 5oz equivalents; Dairy products (milk, yogurt) = 3 cups; Oils = 5 tsp; Additional calories to be used discretionary = 195. This food needs to be divided up between 3 meals and snacks between meals daily. Suggest giving him yogurt smoothies (yogurt and fruit blended together) and/or milkshakes (milk, fruit, and ice cream blended) in place of milk for all meals and snacks for additional calories to incur weight gain and growth. Hoped this helped you.
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