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What food can I give my child to gain weight? please suggest any tips or food gain weight


  • tiptoethruthetulips
    tiptoethruthetulips Posts: 3,338 Member
    Perhaps it would be best to chat to your child's doctor about this or see a dietician who specialised in children's nutrition.
  • SuzySunshine99
    SuzySunshine99 Posts: 2,920 Member
    Definitely work with your child's doctor on this. No one on the internet knows your child or their particular needs or situation.
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 26,519 Member
    edited December 2022
    Do see your pediatrician.
  • 12Sarah2015
    12Sarah2015 Posts: 1,087 Member
    For my kids rice with oil, cream, sausages. Sustagen is just cream
  • penguinmama87
    penguinmama87 Posts: 1,158 Member
    My daughter did nutritional and occupational therapy for slow weight gain and sensory issues regarding food. I agree with PPs to ask your child's doctor about this (including if it's necessary to begin with!)

    As general advice, if your child needs to gain weight but isn't, I would suggest picking high calorie but still nutritious foods. Nuts and nut butters, whole fat dairy products, cooking foods in butter or olive oil, avocado, etc. Keep offering a wide variety of foods and let your child see you eat healthily too. My daughter was much more willing to try things off my plate, and I let her for a while even though that's not something I usually permitted my other children to do.

    The most intensive part of this occurred when she was a toddler. I would offer very different advice for, say, a teenager or an infant who can't eat solids yet. We don't have a lot of information. Your child's doctor can offer advice or refer to specialists who can help with a more specific approach suitable for your child.