Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mel88 | 2008/11/11

Q.

underweight 14 month old

My daughter isn 14 months now and only weighs 7.6kg.I am very concerned.She is currently on Nido 1+ and eats what I think is enough during the day.Please help me!I offer her alot of snacks and food during the day.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a 14 month old baby girl is 10.5kg. Your little girl is considerably underweight. She is so far below the average that she does not even reach the lowest line on the children's weight chart for her age.As you say she eats well yet does not gain weight. Please have her seen by a paediatrician as I am concerned about her. There are certain conditions such a coeliac diseas among others that need to be excluded.

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