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My child is underweight and looks very slim. What can I do to help him gain weight?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Why?

Why do you want your child to gain weigh? Being naturally thin is a good thing, if the child is otherwise healthy.
Even if the child is underweight, increasing weight rapidly is not a good idea. Provide the child a well balance diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low in saturated fats. You may wish to add fish and chicken in moderation.

In brief: Why?

Why do you want your child to gain weigh? Being naturally thin is a good thing, if the child is otherwise healthy.
Even if the child is underweight, increasing weight rapidly is not a good idea. Provide the child a well balance diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low in saturated fats. You may wish to add fish and chicken in moderation.
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