Question I having been babysitting an 11 months old baby for 3 months. Her mom says that she has been giving her hot chocolate every morning. She's under weight and looks like she's about 6-7 months old. Sometimes she refuses to eat when she comes to me. Her mom says that she doesn't like formula so she gives her the almond milk. Her legs look so fragile. I'm afraid she might break something. Do you think that's enough nutrition for her? Should I suggest to her to see a nutritionist?
Answer I would like to know weight of the child before i comment on underweight. Often some birth related conditions may have low growth potential. if weight is alrming low, child may need evaluations in that directions.
It will be better to have the child on protein powder supplements apart from semisolid diet instead of top milk for better health.
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