Weight Gain 2
Do individuals with CdLS gain weight in a regular basis?
It is very difficult for children with CdLS to gain weight quickly. Obviously, minimizing gastroesophageal reflux will help. They really gain weight at their own pace. Maximizing calories can be tried (but I do not think it always helps) through the help of a nutritionist. At the infancy stage it can be done through high-calorie formula. Probably, only with time will the weight add up. Some families will feed at night to get more calories in, but again I don't think overall it helps too much.
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