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How to add weight onto a slim child without harming his health?
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Go easy here
Please be happy if your child is healthy.
I am concerned about your worry. Children differ and fluctuate throughout development. A good chat with your pediatrician will reassure you. If this just part of ongoing or many concerns, let's take care of you first.

In brief: Go easy here
Please be happy if your child is healthy.
I am concerned about your worry. Children differ and fluctuate throughout development. A good chat with your pediatrician will reassure you. If this just part of ongoing or many concerns, let's take care of you first.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Review your child's
velocity of growth in height, weight & head circumference as well as BMI with your pediatrician.
If the growth trajectories are normal & BMI is 5th-less than 85th %ile, there is no need to worry. Healthy kids eat what they need when nutritious food is presented at pleasant, sit-down family meals during which parents model good food choices & good manners.

In brief: Review your child's
velocity of growth in height, weight & head circumference as well as BMI with your pediatrician.
If the growth trajectories are normal & BMI is 5th-less than 85th %ile, there is no need to worry. Healthy kids eat what they need when nutritious food is presented at pleasant, sit-down family meals during which parents model good food choices & good manners.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diet for slim kid
Kids eat rather by instinct and would not be able to be hungry, as they do not have a big reserve of calories as we do.
If they receive plenty of love, if they are playful but not hyper, if they sleep well, and poop daily, then they eat enough! we can always invite them to eat some more to satisfy our worries. If kids grow up without love or face family stresses, they would eat ++ to compensate.

In brief: Diet for slim kid
Kids eat rather by instinct and would not be able to be hungry, as they do not have a big reserve of calories as we do.
If they receive plenty of love, if they are playful but not hyper, if they sleep well, and poop daily, then they eat enough! we can always invite them to eat some more to satisfy our worries. If kids grow up without love or face family stresses, they would eat ++ to compensate.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
"How To Get Your Kid To Eat But Not Too Much" by E. Satter is a time-honored book. Kids who learn to eat when they're hungry & stop when they're full rarely become obese. If growth has been normal & BMI is 5th-<85th%ile, congratulations!
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