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low weight 4yr old
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low weight 4yr old

My grandson is 4yrs old and weighs 29.6 lbs. He is under 36"  he's very active and bright beyond his years. He seems to eat very well but at times gets pre occupied and uninterested in having his meal. His dad is 6'2" and mother is 5'5" and very petite. He has always been on the very bottom of weight and height charts.  At one year, the Drs. called him a child in need or something like that. His mommy thinks he is going to be small because she was. What should he be eating to promote weight gain?
Is your child male or female?
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Male
What is your child's age?
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4
What is your child's height?
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36
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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29.6
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His weight is just on the 5th percentile and his height is below the 5th percentile for his age. Based on his weight / age, he should be consuming approximately 1800 calories per day as recommended the following: 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 replacing his milk at meals/snacks with Pediasure, or milkshakes (milk and ice cream blended), or yogurt smoothies (yogurt, ice cream, or frozen fruit-if he accepts it- blended) for additional calories and protein for weight gain. Hoped this helped you.  
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