Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Natz | 2010/12/01

Q.

Underweight

PLs tell me how to fatten up an 8 month 7kg baby girl...I KNOW she is underweight but PLEASE how can i help her gain weight?? She hated milk...have tried a few...eats little but is so so so active...

She is on Novalac....is Lactogen a good formula?? More fattening?? Do i add butter to her food??? Pls help me fatten her up...healthily......

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is below the average but not by very much. Her weight is in the lowest 25% for babies of her age. You can certainly try her on Lactogen 2 or possibly S26 Gold and see if this helps her to pick up weight. She should be on a good mixed diet by now as well. You can also start her on yoghurt now.

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