Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mama | 2010/06/07

Q.

Reflux and Ideal weight for 4month old

Im worried about my 4 month old''s weight, she was born at 36 weeks weighing 2.64kg. Right now she weighs 4.9kg is this fine? She''s on NAN HA because of aczema. She also has reflux and her pead put her on Think and Easy which doesn''t seem to be doing a lot of difference. Can the reflux affect her weight gain?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a baby girl of 4 months is 6.25kg. 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The average weight for a baby girl of 4 months is 6.3kg. Even correcting your baby's age for her premature birth she is still well below her expected weight.Reflux is one of the most common causes for a baby failing to pick up weight as expected.Eczema is another factor.Your baby girl's reflux needs more effective treatment than simply thickening her feeds.She would also benefit from seeing a paediatric allergist so that she can be accurately diagnosed regarding her allergies and th correct formula she needs as well as treating her eczema.












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