Log In Sign Up

Caloric recommendations

Forum: FTT and Weight Gain Issues


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To FTT and Weight Gain Issues LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
May 27th, 2005, 06:19 AM
pattyandthemoos's Avatar Administrator
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 61,857
Age-------------------- Energy Recommendations
0-6 months----------108(kcal/kg/d)

6-12 months---------98(kcal/kg/d)

1-3 years-------------102(kcal/kg/d)

kcal/kg/d means calories per kilogram per day. I couldn't find anything in pounds but 1 kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds. Here is a link to convert your child's weight to kilograms.
Once you figure out how many kilograms just multiply it by the number of recommended calories.


Visit us at the Am I Pregnant board.
Are you trying to lose weight or get in shape? Stop by the Mommy Fitness board and say hello.

***Find me on Facebook!***
Reply With Quote
October 30th, 2006, 11:09 AM
cookie cutter cowboys's Avatar Regular
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 67
We just came home the the hospital and was told Ace (21 months) in order to get back to where he needs to be and grow right needs 1200 cal a day. 1100 of which is being NG tubed.

Currently he isn't taking anything by mouth (food or drink)
Reply With Quote
November 13th, 2006, 11:13 PM
glasscandie's Avatar What I make is what I am
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Near Washington, DC
Posts: 15,982
Send a message via AIM to glasscandie Send a message via Yahoo to glasscandie
Julia's 13 months old, and she needs at least 1050-1100 calories/day. The "normal" range is 715, I think lol
I predict a riot.
Reply With Quote
January 12th, 2007, 02:59 PM
noiefa's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CO
Posts: 870
It say's Sean needs 852 calories, but the doctor told me he needs around 1100 calories a day.

Reply With Quote
January 15th, 2007, 12:09 PM
kittycat's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Chicago, IL (W Burbs)
Posts: 12,488
The standards also don't take into consideration metabolism. DS used to require more calories because he burned so much breathing. Now that the lung situation is under control, he doesn't need as many calories. DS doesn't walk independently yet (low tone, just crawls and cruises), so calories stick around in him longer.

He gets 1050-1150 kcal/day. He's 38" and weighs 32lbs, just turned 3. He'd probably weigh more but he got a horrible stomach flu in December, and lost 4.5lbs, so we're 1lb away from where we were before he got sick (not a bad return on weight geain).

At his peak when still on oxygen - then coming off he was on 1300 kcals, and he was getting fat so that's when the drs adjusted it down. He's currently in the 65% for weight and 75% for height - so we're doing fine on lower kcals.
DH (44) ~~ Ian 2/22/07 37wks ~~ Kyle 12/30/03 23.6wks ~~ Konner (Twin Angel) 12/26/03, 23.3 wks
Reply With Quote
January 6th, 2009, 07:57 PM
C&K'sMama's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,150
I checked this morning (somewhere else) and she needs 1260 cals a day... at this point she's so picky she takes in about 600

"Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live."
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0