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how to gain weight?


    my toddler is 20 months old and she is 31 inches tall and just 22 lbs..what can i give her to gain more weight..i am giving her pediasure what other foods can i give her.
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Her weight is on the 10th percentile and her height is just above the 10th percentile for her age. She is on the growth chart which is good. She was born early so she is alittle on the smaller side but as long as she is growing steadily, no matter how slow, she will be fine. Suggest giving her Pediasure in place of milk or milkshakes (milk, ice cream and fruit blended together) or yogurt smoothies (yougurt, milk, and frozen fruit blended together) for extra calories and protein.
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None have worked for me but every child is different: avocado, peanut butter, goat's milk, whole milk yogurt, fruits like apples that are high in natural sugars, grilled cheese with natural cheese, ground flax seed in bread and cookies (I make flaxseed oatmeal cookies)...
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very true every child is different..my daughter was born in 36 weeks and was only 2 kgs..the first 6 months her weight gain was good..ever since i started her with solid foods i am having a battle..she never wants to eat anything..she looks thin and i am extremely unhappy..i want her to put on a few more pounds and i am trying out a whole lot of things..i am giving her whole milk,whole milk yogurt,cheese,pediasure and even avocados occcasionally...but still not much of improvement..i am really confused.
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