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increase appetite and weight gain

My son is 2 yrs old and rarely eats. He will drink shakes that I make him and the Dr recommended giving him carnation instant breakfast daily for weight gain. He is 2 inches and several pounds less than his twin sister, s tired most of the day and still sleeps much more than she does. I read th other forums regarding weight gain and each seems to recommend a different solution. Is there something I can give him to help stimulate his appetite? Thanks
 
  ddupless on 2009-07-30
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
You have to describe your son in greater detail. His mental make up, behaviour, temperature preferences, likings & dislikings, cravings & aversions, sleep, dreams, etc.
 
srisri last decade
Thank you for the quick reply. Developmently, he is behind in both speech and physical movement and sees a specialist for both - but has been evaluated and has no mental disabilities. Core muscle strength is lower than average - which is why his speech therapist thinks he has aversions to difficult to eat food. Likes to eat sweet, smooth things like yogurt, milk (we use almond milk) - also likes mac and cheese and snack food like goldfish. Does not like multi - textured food - like meat and cheese sandwich. Behaviourly, plays well with other kids, loves balls and trains. Not sure about the dreams or temp. preference - but sleeps about 12 hrs at night with 2-3 hr nap. I used to feed him dinner - but recently he refuses to eat the food I put in his mouth - will hold the same bite of food for up to 20 min without chewing or swallowing. Has been waking up the last few nights around 1 or 2 am wanting milk - probably due to eating no dinner. Sucks his thumb - not sure if that is relevant. Has slight dairy allergy - which is why we use almond milk. Thanks
 
ddupless last decade

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