Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lebz | 2009/09/02

Q.

weight

Good Day,

I have a situation and i longer know what to do, my son is 23mnth and he is thin. He eats anything but he doesn' t pick up weight i am getting worried because when i took him for his 1yr check up (at the clinic) the nurses said he was underweight and he was never a fat/big baby so i be worried and i need to take him for his 2yr check and i' m scared they will say the same thing or is there somethng that i can give to make he pick up weight or what???

regards

Lebz

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is unusual that your son eats so well yet does not gain weight.This may just be a family characteristic to be on the slim side, but you still do need to make sure why he is so underweight. It would be best to ask your doctor to see him.

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