Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ellen | 2010/04/09

Q.

health

hi i hae a niece who is 6 months and she is very big she weighs 10kg is she in any health risk she also eats anything too much for my liking i think we need help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a baby girl of 6 months is 7.2kg so your little niece is indeed overweight for her age. Her weight falls right on the top line of the infant growth chart which means that out of any one hundred 6 month old baby girls she will weigh the most. Her mother must be careful about not overfeeding her.

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