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My 7 yr old is very short what to feed him to make him grow

(53 Posts)
TheSerene Fri 22-Mar-13 11:05:28

Compared to all the other in his class am worried I don't feed him enough looking to enrich his food what food do you tall children like to eat ? It is now affecting his confidence feel so sorry for him

narmada Sat 23-Mar-13 22:23:11

OP have you kept a record of his height over the years? I don't think absolute height is an issue as long as he is somewhere on the chart and as long as he is not plunging through the centiles - e.g., was 50th as a baby, slowly gone down over time to 2nd percentile or something like that.

megandraper Mon 25-Mar-13 15:11:40

Haven't read whole thread so sorry if someone's mentioned it. But maybe consider a coeliac test? DS1 (age 5) grew only 1cm in the year before he was diagnosed, and 10 cm in the year after he went gluten-free...

zumm Thu 28-Mar-13 19:22:58

bed I'm slightly concerned my son may be coeliac - may I ask: what were your son's symptoms (aside from lack of growth) - thanks for any feedback!

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