Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: New Mom | 2012/03/27

Q.

Is my baby overweight?

Hi There

I took my daughter for her vaccination this morning and the clinic sister says she is overweight! She was born on the 13th of Jan, 1 week over her due date at 3.1 kg and 50 cm. She will be 11 weeks on Fri and weighs 5.8 kg and is 58 cm.

I was unable to breast feed so she has been on Nan since she was 4 days old. She is drinking 125 ml every 4 hours now and actually skips a feed at night as she is sleeping through.

Im not sure what to do? Is she really overweight?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a baby girl of 11 weeks is 5.5kg. Both your baby's weight and length are perfectly alright and there is no need for you to be concerned.

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