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why isn't dd putting on weight?

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sarah293 Wed 07-Jan-09 19:53:38

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MatNanPlusAbroad Wed 07-Jan-09 22:12:25

Often they do lose a little when they have added height.

Is there any other supplements you could do without increasing her volume?

sarah293 Thu 08-Jan-09 09:18:03

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sarah293 Thu 08-Jan-09 09:19:38

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Mercy Thu 08-Jan-09 09:26:40

My ds is the same age as your dd.

He doesn't eat very much (compared to other children his age) but then he's always been a fussy eater. I thought his appetite would increase when he started full time school last half term but it hasn't really.

I think they do go through strange phases of growing or not growing. Atm ds' head seems quite large compared to the rest of his body and his older sister has suddenly grown giraffe legs.

AMumInScotland Thu 08-Jan-09 09:30:02

Is she pooing normally? There are conditions where people are not getting the goodness out of their food properly which can explain weight loss or poor growth, but their poo is normally affected - eg lots of soft and greasy poo.

sarah293 Thu 08-Jan-09 10:33:58

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MatNanPlusAbroad Thu 08-Jan-09 12:48:33

Maybe a full blood screening is called for Riven, tho i was thinking re extra calories in the same volume you were already using so not to discourage oral intake.

Maybe the increased cream/butter is having the opposite effect??

sarah293 Thu 08-Jan-09 14:51:45

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Clarissimo Thu 08-Jan-09 14:53:19

<<boak but>. baby rice or similar? tastes cra but rigt texture and does mix well with other stuff

porridge?

AMumInScotland Thu 08-Jan-09 19:28:27

Would cous cous be fine enough? And what a pulses, I think they have quite a lot of carb?

sarah293 Thu 08-Jan-09 19:57:10

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Clarissimo Thu 08-Jan-09 22:30:52

It wouldnt make me put on weight on no (it gives me diarrhoea)

you wanted to know that, right? grin

MatNanPlusAbroad Fri 09-Jan-09 13:02:01

Nope, the cream would give me to the runs.

Second pulses, rice and beans like butter beans that can be pureed or mashed when cooked?

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