What did the Pediatrician suggest?
To just say this to you.... the Doctor should ALSO be giving you suggestions or concerns about what can help....
Some parents give their child Pediasure... it is a 'meal' drink for kids... that has essential vitamins in it and protein and fiber....
What does, your child eat? ONLY fruits and veggies?
Is he healthy?
How is his overall development????
Is he delayed in any area?
To go from 20th to 9th percentiles... is a lot, to me.
How often do you feed him?
Besides 'meal' time, (breakfast, lunch,dinner), do you give him snacks in between???
Does he drink milk???
IS your Pediatrician worried, too???? Or not????
You need to ask your Pediatrician... what you can be doing....
a child... this age and through 2 years old, for example, should be having milk-fats and other types of 'fats'... because it is essential for brain development, for example.
Is your child eating ANY type of proteins????
What about soups... with minced up meats/veggies in it? Will he eat that???
Or smoothies???? you can put lots of healthy and things in it, too. Besides just fruit....