Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kim | 2010/11/03

Q.

18month vaccine

good morning doc!
Took my LO for his vaccine yesterday, sister weighed baby in at 14kg, which she said is bordering overweight and advised that i only give him 250ml nido in the morning and 250ml at bedtime, so he must drink tea, juice and water during the day. My boy doesnt look close to chubby, he''s just tall. You advised a while back that he''s supposed to drink at least 700ml of milk in a day. Pls advise

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

We decided previously that your son is very big boy for his age and his weight needs to be taken together with his height before saying that he is overweight. If I recall his height is also in the top percentiles. He needs about 600ml of milk a day.

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