Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: LOUISE | 2009/03/21

Q.

SLOW GROWTH RATE

MY DAUGHTER IS 10YRS OLD HER LENGHT IS 1.27M HER WEIGHT IS 22.5KG, SHE IS SHORTER AN SMALLER THAN HER AGE GROUP, CONCERNED ABOUT IT WHAT CAN I DO?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter's height and weight are both on the so-called 3rd percentile line of the Children's Growth Chart. This puts her in the lowest 3% for children of her age. No wonder you mention that she is the smallest child in her group.If she eats well yet does not gain weight this needs to be investigated. It would be best to take her to see your paediatrician just to be on the safe side.

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