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How to increase my daughters wieght
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How to increase my daughters wieght

My daughter , she is looking very lean, unhealthy,,,I need to make her hale and healthy by increase her weight and body..Please give me some healthy suggestions in her food habits..
Is your child male or female?
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Female
What is your child's age?
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2
What is your child's height?
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81.5
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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10
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From your measurements, her weight is below the 5th percentile for her age. A guideline for a 2 year old child should eat daily the following: Dairy 4 feedings a day – Milk (4oz), cheese (½ oz), yogurt (½ cup), or cottage cheese (¼ cup). Starch 4 feedings a day – Cereal (¼ cup), pasta (¼ cup), rice (¼ cup), bread (½ slice), or crackers (2). Fruits & Vegetables 4 feedings a day – Fruits (including 100% juice limited to only 4-6ozs) & Vegetables (¼ cup). Protein source 2 feedings a day – Meat or fish (1oz), egg (1), or beans (¼ cup). She should eat 3 meals and have snacks between meals using the foods above to be spread out throughout the day. You can add ice cream to her milk to make a milkshake (milk, fruit, and ice cream blended) or yogurt smoothies (yogurt, fresh fruit, and frozen fruit) in place of milk so she is getting additional calories and protein to grow. Suggest giving her the milkshakes or smoothies in place of milk at each meal. Hoped this helped you.
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