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weight gain

my son is 22 months and is constantly hungry and dont seem to pick up any weight
Is your child male or female?
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Female
What is your child's height?
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3 feet
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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27 lbs
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His weight is just under the 50th percentile and his height is on the 95th percentile for his age. He is normal for his age. As a guideline for an 18-24 month old child should eat 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). He should eat 3 meals and have snacks between meals using the foods above to be spread out throughout the day.
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