My daughter is underweight

@maapav (730)
India
November 27, 2007 11:03pm CST
My daughter is 10 years old and she is underweight. I have to feed her tillnow as she is not keen on eating.Does someone know about the food which will make gain her weight and which she will also enjoy eating?
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4 responses
• China
28 Nov 07
i had been like your daughter when i was a kid, i really not like to eat food, although there were so much food which my parents had prepared for me. but now i have a good appetite. i consider the environment is important for kid as dining. you can let her in public occasion, have dining with other children. when she see another child enjoy eating some kind of food which she doesn't like, she maybe want to try taste it. that's a good start to gain weight.
@maapav (730)
• India
28 Nov 07
Thanks for all of your responses. I will try to use all your suggestions.Thanks all of you.
@bishu_sinha (1459)
• India
28 Nov 07
Underweight is not a problem, if your child is healthy and having no other problem then it's ok. You can consult a Doctor regarding this if you feel anything is going wrong.
@2babita (1074)
• India
28 Nov 07
Well,fast you show her to a doctor,then give her good protine food and fat contain food.Give her rest.If possible make her to do little exercise not for a long.It does not matter if you feed her atleast she will eat.If she eat everything then you have to make different recipe and feed her.I think if she get different food everyday she will like to eat.
@rsa101 (16718)
• Quezon City, Philippines
28 Nov 07
Well I have a five year old son and he also is underweight too. I think its with the genes too. I recalled that when I was a kid myself I was thin but I seldom do get sick and was pretty healthy. As for me I guess its not the weight that matter but how your daughter is coping with her weight and one sign of that is her health in general. If she does not get sickly then I guess you daughter is doing good in her current weight. Sometimes letting her gain weight might also become detrimental as she would adjust to her weight. But anyhow its your doctor who can best suggest which food are appropriate for her age.