Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Emily | 2013/01/28

Q.

Baby''s weight

Please help. My baby is 17months and she weighs 8.5kg. is this normal?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a girl of 17 months is 10kg. Your little girl's weight is far below this expected weight and falls in the lowest 10% group for girls of her age. If her appetite is good and she does not appear ill this may just be a family pattern, If you are worried about her eating and she does not appear to be well and happy then she should be seen by a doctor.

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