Our expert says:
Dear Worried Mom
Your lassie is 2 cm taller and weighs 2 kg more than a child of 1 year, so I would recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to help you plan her food intake at this stage so that she does not gain even more weight. Does she drink soya formula because of a milk allergy or for vegetarian reasons? if she is not allergic to cow's milk then the dietitian may advise that you chance her milk intake to a cow's milk formula as some children seem to gain a lot of weight on soy formula. If she is drinking 900 ml of liquid a day she may not be thirsty enough to drink water or rooibos tea. I don’t know if she is crawling yet (?), but once she starts crawling a lot and walking she should become more active and this will also help to lower her weight.
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