Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sasha | 2011/03/02

Q.

poor eater-re post 744

My 13 month old daughter weighs 7.5kg. I''m not sure of her height. My husband &  I are petite in stature. I''m 1.55m &  he is 1.65m.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a baby girl of 13 months is just over 9kg. Your baby girl's weight is far below this average and she is in the lowest 10% for babies of her age. Even coming from a petite family her weight is still of concern. She should definitely be eating better than she does. I see that you have been given some good advice from one of our forum members already about how to try to feed her. If her appetite does not improve she will need to be seen by a doctor to make sure that there is no medical cause for her low weight and poor appetite.

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