Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2009/02/23

Q.

under weight

my 20mnth old baby is only 10kgs.he was under weight by birth,only 2.25kgs.is this weight gain normal or is this a matter of concern?he is not hesitant to take food &  i' m giving him enough fatty foods also.he' s very active &  all his milestones were at right age.he looks so lean that many people asks me why he is so.is there any tips to help me.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is below the average for his age, but he seems to be happy and eats well. His milestones were normal. You may find that he is taller than other babies of his age and he will probably grow up to be tall and on the thin side but perfectly healthy. You can't force your baby to eat any more than he does at present and there are no 'medicines' to make him gain weight.

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