Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mom to T | 2008/10/16

Q.

IS she ok

My baby does not eat much, sometimes she refuses to eat supper and lunch. Normally on a very good day she will have breakfast - poridge, snack, fruit(Strawberry/banana), Lunch mash, veg, Snack yoghurt, then supper mash/veg/purity. She does have breastmilk, water, juice and rooibos. Is this enough, she does not show any signs of hunger. Is she a fussy eater or what. She weighed 2,7Kg at birth and nw she is 9months and weighs 7,5Kg.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your baby's birthweight was below the average then and she has continued to follow the same growth line. Her current weight is well below the average for a girl baby of 9 months which is 8.8kg.She seems to be quite happy otherwise and she is probably just following a family pattern for weight.Do not try and force her to eat. She will eat what she needs.

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Posted by: Mom to T | 2008/10/17

Thank you for answering my question.

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