two year old not gaining weight.

My two year old is not gaining weight like she should she is 2 years old and is only 23 lbs. The doctors tell me they cant find anything worng with her, and that they want to wait until her baby sister is a little bit older to see if the same things happens. I have even took her to a nutrition specialist, they said she's getting everything that she needs. We did a blood test to see if she was alg. to anything and everything was okay but for peanuts. I understand that my husband and i are skinny but i dont understand how she can be that skinny when she eats all the time, she looks like she is only 15 months old. every one has to ask me how old she is. and when i tell them they are like wow she small. does any one else have this problem?

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I understand. My 2 yr old son is at 22 lbs. We have gone to Drs. left and right. I have an older son (4) who never had an issue gaining weight. Today I was made to feel like I am starving my child. I was beside myself, They did do tests today for thyroid and celiac. But I won't know anything until these get back.

My advice is you know your child better than anyone. As parents we know when something is not quite right. Trust your guts, and put up a fight if you need. Always remeber you are not alone, someone is going thru the same thing.

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My daughter weighed 5lbs 2oz at birth, and I thought not bad for a premature baby. However, my daughter did not gain weight like a normal baby. At 5 yrs. she weighed 18 lbs. My daughter is now 15 yrs old and weighs 67 lbs with clothes. Her doctor has told me over the years not to worry she is just a small person, but I just took her to an Endocrinologist and he is very concerned. He ordered lab work and a bone x-ray. The original reason I took her to see the specialist was for short stature, but the doctor seems more concerned about her weight and her lack of gaining it like a normal child over the years. I wish I had seen this doctor sooner. I have two other children who are normal in size and weight. If you feel like something is not right then seek several other opinions. I wish I had done that 10 yrs ago.

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I spoke with my girls doctor, and she said that we are going to wait and see how my 5 month old grows and if she is normal then we will see what we need to do to get her to gain weight, she has gained some weight but she is still under 25lbs and shes 28 months on sunday (march 1)

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Well, as soon as I get my daughter's results I will be happy to share. My daughter has a lot of trouble with kids picking on her because of her size. Kids ask her if she has an eating disorder all the time. Its tough as your kid gets older and has this problem. When they are younger people tend to think they are small and cute.

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My 18mth old had similar issue. No growth since his b'day. I read many discussions online & thought it was a dietry issue until a blood test revealed that he has anemia.
Iron Deficiency Anemia is widely common disease affecting infants, and parents must be aware of it early.

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Both of my kids are small for their age. My daughter was 5 pounds 9 ounces and was born at 39 weeks. Between 9 & 12 months of age she only gained 4 ounces!! But she was eating absolutely everything!!!! She's now almost 4 and weighs 32 pounds and is 37 1/2 inches tall - in the 10th percentile for both. She doesn't want to eat meals but just wants snacks all day, which bothers me, but her pediatrician isn't concerned. My son is 2 1/2 and weighs 24 pounds, and I don't think he has gained any weight in the past year..... But the pedi isn't concerned as he eats a lot, and both kiddos are healthy otherwise and active. Their father is super skinny and can't gain weight to save his life, so I'm sure they've just got his ultra high matabolism. Don't stress yourself out too much, unless you see other things that just don't seem right. But don't see things where there isn't anything to see. I work with a lot of kiddos who are very small for their age, and have only once worked with a child where there was a real need to be concerned, but all of the parents were concerned, and a few so concerned as to almost unintentionally harm the child by trying to force food upon them. (I'm a developmental therapist with my state's early intervention program for children under the age of 3 with delays)

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Hey I have a 2 year old (26 months old) and she weighs 22 lbs and she has been that weight since she was like 13/14 months old. I have brought it up with her doctor about her weight and he just said she looks healthy I don't see any reason to be concerned. He just said that cause I'm short my kids are not going to be tall. So I just left it at that with him. I wasn't talking about height I was trying to talk about her weight that is my concern. I have a son he is going on 5 months old and he is about 18 now almost as heavy as my 2 year old. I don't know what to do. I feel like it is my fault my daughter is going thru this. I am on the computer trying to find answers to why she can't gain weight

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My son turned two in August and only weighs about 22 pounds. But his pediatrician has been concerned about his small size for a long time. He was born at a healthy 7lbs 4oz, but completely fell off the growth charts by 3 months. Finally after seeing many doctors, we were refered to a geneticist who did a screening panel. Just this past summer we found out he has a genetic disorder that accounts for his small size plus a lot of other 'symptoms' that we didn't recognize as symptoms at the time like feeding difficulties and trouble sleeping. Now that we have answers it is has been a little difficult to deal with, but the relief of knowing why he is so small what to do for him has been amazing. Maybe you should talk to a geneticist about the feasibility of doing a genetic screening. It is only because of the persistence of our pediatrician that we finally got some piece of mind. Many doctors would have said not to worry, and even the geneticist was surprised we caught it so early. So do what you think is best for your child and if you don't think the docs are taking you seriously then fight to make them. You are your child's best and most important advocate. Good luck to you!

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I had a similar situation with my now 10 yo. She was born at 39 weeks and was 7lbs 9oz. She was diagnosed with severe gastric reflux and milk allergy. She would not gain weight. As an infant, we would use concentrated progestimil and not concentrate it. At 3-4 years, she was put on duocal to add calories. No genetic conditions were found. We now are at the other end of the spectrum. She is now overweight. She weighs 104 lbs and is about 54 in tall. We had her overeat for so long, now it is hard for her to cut back. We are trying to get it worked out. I was so worried about her not gaining weight, now I'm still worried about her. People told me that she would gain weight and I disagreed with them.

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