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April 30th, 2010, 08:03 AM
babydahl's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Aylie (4 years old) lost about 5 lbs while sick over the last week (she's been in and out of the hospital for 6 days, unable to keep ANYTHING down at all). She was skinny to begin with and now I can see her little ribs.

What are some higher fat, healthier foods I can feed her to get her to gain some weight back? Her stomach has definitely shrunken a bit over the 6 days so she's eating far less at meals as well. I don't want to give her junky stuff to get her to gain back.

Any nuts are a no go due to my allergy. She's super picky so won't eat avocado, which I know is a healthy fat, among many other things. When I can I switch her regular 1% milk for homo milk, but she catches on sometimes and doesn't want to drink the babies milk.


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April 30th, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Will she eat avocados? They're a healthy fat. I have an awesome recipe for guacomole that all of my kids absolutely love but I'm not sure that all kids would like it. Can share if you want.

ETA: Guess it would help if I read the WHOLE post first!! Sorry, I'm no help today!!
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April 30th, 2010, 09:02 AM
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I wouldn't really worry about it being a healthy fat, if you are just temporarilly trying to put weight back on her. Well as long as her stomach is back to normal. Pumping her full of cheeseburgers and chocolate milk wont help if she is sick to her stomach.

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April 30th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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I guess I disagree with the non healthy fats....I'd pump her with healthy fats...does she like fruits? Can you make her a fruit smoothie...adding in avacado (it'll be disguised with the fruits) you might also be able to add in coconut oil or something like that this way....

Get some half and half and add it to her milk, making her milk more fatty (like half milk half that)....

There are a few healthy oils that you can get to add to foods (coconut, hemp seed, olive...flax...) Custard style yogurt....

ok that is all I can think of right off the bat....HUGS to her
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April 30th, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions girls!

The avocado in the smoothies are a great idea! I make smoothies pretty much every day and throw a handful of spinach in so the green from avocadoes wouldn't throw her and I'll get the higher fat yogourt for that too. Thanks!
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April 30th, 2010, 07:48 PM
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The WIC nutritionists put me on a GD diet because of some spikes and a history of borderline GD, plus it's more likely this time since I'm carrying twins. I have this chart here... And anything in parentheses is actually on this chart, except where I put it in italics.

high-fat meat and substitutes
cheese, regular (american, cheddar, swiss)
hot dogs
pork sausage, chorizo
processed sandwich meats (bologna, salami, pepperoni)
peanut butter (of course you said that one was off limits though)

Medium fat meat and subs
cheese (mozzerella)
chicken (dark meat with skin)
fish (any fried fish products)
pork (chops, culets)

Fats - unsaturated
mixed nuts (again off limits)
oil (canola, olive, corn, sunflower)
salad dressing, not reduced fat
sunflower seeds

fats - saturated (less healthy)
butter, stick
chitterlines (tripas), boiled
cream cheese, regular
shortening or lard
sour cream, regular

Would she go for milkshakes or chocolate milk made with whole milk?
Another option might be homemade ice cream. It doesn't have all the gobs of crap in it the store bought stuff does, and you can reduce the sugar (or use a substitute like Splenda or Stevia, etc) if you want to. Plus she might enjoy helping make it! The internet is full of recipes.


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April 30th, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Thanks so much dalynn, that's a great list! Though I have NO clue what chitterlines means, off to google!!
Good call on the ice cream, I have an ice cream maker a friend gave me that has never been used!

ETA: Um, ok, just googled, I think she'd rather be put back in the hospital than eat pig intenstines!
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April 30th, 2010, 11:41 PM
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You're welcome! Glad to help.

And, I totally agree about the chitterlines.

Glad she's home now and T&P for her quick return to full health!

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