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#1 of 3 Old 11-12-2011, 01:33 PM - Thread Starter
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My Dd is almost 2.5 yrs. She has always been petite and slow to gain weight. She does have allergies and we do not feed her food she is allergic to....


2 weeks back she suffered from a cold and fever (the works) and ate very little (as it is she eats very's pickiest eater hands down) and hurled a lot... so lost about 1 pound in a week's time.


Usually when she loses that kind of weight after an illness she recovers and makes up for it in another 2 weeks. But now it has been 2 weeks and she has still not recovered an ounce of it.


Should I be worried?


Is babies' growth stalled during winter? Or was it summer. I thought logically in winter because of decreased activity they should put on more weight - no?


Any insights?

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I think it's the sort of age when weight plateaus often, anyway.

I wouldn't worry as long as she's doing alright in herself otherwise.  Bright, satisfied with meals, energetic, etc.

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She could be expending calories keeping her body warm. She may need another layer in the house and of course outdoors very warmly dressed.

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