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why she cant stand alone and walk
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why she cant stand alone and walk

why she cant stand alone and walk without support what should be given to her in eating so that she can start walking
Is your child male or female?
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Female
What is your child's age?
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16 months
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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8.3 kg
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From your measurements, her weight is below the 5th percentile which indicates she is underweight for her age. At 16 months old she can eat on her own. Have you tried finger foods, and giving her foods you eat, cut up smaller? As a guideline for a 16-24 month old child should eat the following: Dairy 4 feedings a day –Milk or breast 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. Suggest giving her the Pediasure or milkshakes (milk and ice cream blended), in place of milk and water, at meals and snacks to help her gain weight. Suggest having her checked by a doctor as you are concerned about her physical development. Hoped this helped you.
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