Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Suzii | 2010-12-18

Q.

My sister's child is under-weight

My sisters child is 7 years old and she''s under-weight, I took her blaming the way she''s not taking care of her kids. I bought Nido for them, but the young one is not picking up weight, he is 7years and his weight is 17kgs! Please tell me what to do.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a little boy of 7 years is 24kg. Your nephew's weight is below the lowest line on the normal growth chart.Nido alone will not help him now.He needs to be examined by a doctor to see why his weight is so low. He may have TB or worms or some other illness to explain his poor weight. You have not given me his 7 year old sister's weight which is also probably very low. I agree with you that your sister's children's weights are very worrying indeed.

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