Child Nutrition Expert Forum
how can i make my child gain some weight
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding child nutrition issues such as: Acne and food, Allergies and food, Balanced Menus, Diabetes, Finicky Eaters, Healthy Snacks, Nutrition, Weight Loss.

To help the Registered Dietitian evaluate your child's nutritional status, please state your child's weight (in kg or lbs.), height, and age in the content of your question.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

how can i make my child gain some weight

Hi, I have a 6 years old son and he looks very thin. All our friends keep telling us that he looks too lean for his age.
The problem is, that he doesn't like to eat a lot of carbs and he is very active (does lots of sports).
He also likes eating several small meals a day (6-7) instead of 3 main meals.
What foods can i give him to help him gain some weight?
Is your child male or female?
:  
Male
What is your child's age?
:  
6
What is your child's height?
:  
48"
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
:  
44"
Related Discussions
267079_tn?1195146570
His weight is just below the 50th percentile and his height is on the 90th percentile for his age which indicates he is normal. He has a taller stature for his weight which makes him appear thinner. He is not underweight and eating 6 meals a day is fine. If you are very concerned, then suggest giving him milkshakes (milk, ice cream, and fruit blended) for additional calories and protein for weight gain.
Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank