Child not gaining weight. What to do?

Hi, Good day to you doctor. My kid is about 4 years and 3 month. He is very very active and I should say extra active in playing, speaking and in terms of thinking as well. He is taking food properly on time as well. But the problem is he is not at all gaining weight. His weight is around 14 kgs only. Please do advice me whether I need to provide any tonic or powder to gain his weight.

 

 

Child not gaining weight. What to do?
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  1. Hello and thank you for posting us at Medimetry.The weight of child may vary based on height,bone structure,ethnicity and many other factors.As you mentioned child is active he is burning a large amount of calories throughtout the day.Avoid giving overly processed foods otherwise the taste buds will become used to salty and sugary foods.Give home made meals and you may add sugar and ghee to make it calorie dense.It might be possible that your child is lacking vitamins or minerals since low zinc intake leads to decreased sensation of taste and smell.Low iron,low folic acid and low vitamin b12 can lead to decreased appetite.I suggest that you get child examined for these defficiencies.Treatment will be based on clinical examination findings.Hope this information helped you.Take care and regards!