Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Worried Mom | 2012-09-05


2 year old is skinny

Hello Doctor,

My son''s weight was 2.5kg at birth. He is 2 yr 2mths now and weighs 11.5 kg. He doesn''t snack but eats his full 4 times a day and has 140 ml milk twice a day. He doesnot fall sick frequently and is active and happy.
Please advise why is he not gaining enough weight. He looks skinny.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a 2 year old boy is 12.2kg. Your son's weight is just below the average and there is no need for concern. He seems to be eating well and as long as he is happy and appears to be healthy all is well.

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Posted by: kp | 2012-09-11

Hi zandi,
im experiencing a similar problem with my son he is 2years,and I''ve been strugling with hih since 11 months for him to eat. his even worse because he doesn''t eat at all, his very picky when its coming to foods and milk. he was very chubby when he was still a toddler. know he looks very skiny and mulnutritioned. i have tried all the vitamins in the market nothing seems to help.

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Posted by: zandi | 2012-09-07

when does one start to worry? I have a 2 year old who weighs 10.5 KG and does not drink his milk at all, his often sick.

Please help.

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