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my 19 month old isnt eathing much either. And i just found out at his last wic appointment that not only has he not gained weight in about 6 months, but he actually LOST weight last month!!!
i was quite alarmed, and the WIC people told me to take him to his ped. this is a kid who was born 9 pounds 5 ounces, and was a chunk forever, so its especialy weird seeing him get so skinny.
BUT the doc was not that concerned. she said to just add lots more fat to his diet. but that i shouldnt freak out or anything. if you are really worried and your gut is saying something is wrong, start putting fatty stuff in or on whatever she will eat.
also now that i have become more diligent, he IS eathing a teeny bit more. i experement with how i offer, sometimes doing it almost absentmindedly, like just casually handing him something wihtout saying anything as i walk by, looking "preoccupied", sometimes i put food in a fun bowl he likes, etc etc ....and that seems to help. i am lacing everything with butter , tahini, peanut butter, cheese , etc that i can. scrambled eggs with cream mixed in instead of milk!!!!! etc.
anyway STILL my doc wasnt concerned, and that made me feel better. so if anyhting go to her ped just to take the weight off your mind.