Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: CNN | 2008/08/25

Q.

2 year old

my daughter is 2 years 1 month, 75cm and 10.1kg. She eats really well, despite allergies to certain foods, has reached her milestones is an active toddler, She was over a month prem. Do you think there is any reason for concern about her small size?

Regards
CNN

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter's weight is well below the average for her age which is 12kg. I have allowed for her premature birth.Her weight is on the 10th percentile line [lowest 10% of children of her age],but her height is below the lowest normal percentile line. I would recommend that you take her to your paediatrician to ensure that all is well with her. It is possible that her food allergies have kept her back as regards her growth and weight gain.

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