Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2009/09/10

Q.

breasfeeding

My daughter will be a year in October, I would like to stop breastfeeding her at 12 month.my problem is she is underweight at 10 months she still weighs 7.8kg.Pls advise.Should i continue till i am satisfied with her weight

Moms and Doc pls advice.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is below the average for a baby girl of 11 months whch is 8.7kg.While you can see that her weight is lower than expected,her present weight is on the 25th percentile which is still well within acceptable levels. You will be able to stop breastfeeding if you wish when she is 12 months old. She can then start on an advanced formula such as Nido.

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