Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Dell | 2010-09-14

Q.

Daughter Under Weight

Good day Doc

My daughter is 3 years 6 months and weighs 12kg and think she is under weight. what can i give her to gain weight.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a little girl of 3 and a half years is 15kg, so your daughter is indeed underweight for her age. If you are sure that she is well but she does not have a good appetite then you can try her on Longifene Syrup. The dose is 5ml half an hour before meals, twice daily.

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