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Old 04-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #11
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I would suggest smoothies made with kefir, as the probiotics in teh kefir will help his gut heal and will boost his immume system.

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:49 PM   #12
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Is he seeing an allergist? I do agree about the smoothies, use coconut oil and whole fat yogurt to make it with fruits like bananas and berries (lots of vitamins and calories) you can also add protein powder but it sounds like he doesn't need any. Brown or wild rices are good too. Tharen is also about 37-40lbs at 6 but he doesn't look skinny at all to me. It has been quite a while since he was at the pedi for a well check (he only goes for behavioral checks) so I don't know where he falls as far as height and weight though he is typically taller than other kids his age that we meet out.
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Well, we have to go see the allergist tomorrow morning because Jake had another breakout yesterday. I have been trying to give him more shakes. He likes them but isn't "head over heels" for them. I have been putting avacados in the shakes too.
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Two of my guys were very low on the scales/percentage at age 1 (one was -5%). I did avocado's, olive oil, even full fat cream in oatmel or cream with berries etc. Irish grassfed butter in potatoes, toast(I know he doesn't like many carbs). Ice cream, smoothies with full fat yogurt and fruit.

I may have gained a few pounds myself during that period....ahem....

With us it's genetics as that's how I was, ODS was low, DS2 super low, DS3 super super low and now this one I'm being told is "petite" at every visit. So I try not to stress too much.
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I have a skinny kid too and smoothies are the favorite way to increase calorie intake. The breakfast smoothie is always chocolate soy milk with banana(I freeze them in slices so they blend easier and make the smoothie more slushie) and honey. They part my daughter doesn't know about it the 2 tablespoons of avacado that I blend in. She has been able to maintain the 40lb mark at least for the last few months.
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