In the early years of life, children have increased energy and nutrient requirements as they are growing rapidly, says Jasly Koo, Dietitian, from the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), a member of the SingHealth group.

Underweight or poor weight gain can be caused by acute or chronic illness, a restricted diet, poor appetite, feeding problems (e.g. fussy eating, over-dependence on milk, neglect or insufficient food supply).

Read on for tips on how to help your child gain weight with a healthy, balanced diet.

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