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Underweight child

Atul Antarkar
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Jun 01, 2015

Hay perents what is solution for underweight child

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Harsh

| Jun 02, 2015

Hi Atul Antarkar ,Assuming your child has no underlying medical concerns, the idea will be to get him to take in more calories. For some children, simply adding foods that are "heart-healthy" sources of fat —such as avocados, nuts, and vegetable oils — provides enough additional calories to meet the demands of growth. Try to plan healthy, calorie-dense meals and snacks for your child so he gets enough to eat. Whatever you do, don't feed your child "junk food" in an effort to promote weight gain, warns Daniels. Eating habits are ingrained early in life, and they may be difficult to change once they become established. Make mealtimes pleasant and unrushed. Sit down together whenever you can and enjoy your food and time together. Involve your child in meal planning, shopping (enlist his help picking out fruit at the market and bread at the bakery, for example), and food preparation, to encourage his interest in food and eating. Also, don't let your child get so wrapped up doing something that he skips meals. He needs to be eating frequently if you want him to gain weight.

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Geetika

| Jun 02, 2015

Hi @Atul Antarkar, Here is a list of healthy high-calorie foods that you might offer your child: Dairy: Whole milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, ice cream, creamed soups, pudding. Protein: Eggs, peanut butter, bean soups, nuts Carbohydrates: Bread, macaroni and cheese, pasta, French toast, pancakes, mashed potatoes, hot cereal. If your child is a picky eater and refuses to add new foods to his diet, his doctor may recommend a high-calorie supplement drink.

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Parentune Support

| Jun 01, 2015

Hi Atul Antarkar This blog deals with your concerned area, hope you find this helpful- https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/help-my-child-is-underweight/381

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