Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sally | 2008/07/22

Q.

weight

My baby is 17 months old and weights 15kg, he doesn' t give me any problem, just want to know if he is overweight or not and the other thing is he don'  t know how to chew food except meat,whenever you feed him he will swallow food without chewing.Is it normal

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is far above the average for his age. He may just be a big child but his weight does seem rather excessive.Many children are reluctant to chew food properly and it often helps to give them rather well mashed foods until they are more ready to start chewing food properly.

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