Childhood Diseases

Posted by: km | 2010-08-13


weight issue

My 10 month old girl weighs 7.5kgs, she gained few kilos then lost once she started crawling. i need something to increase her appetite, she is not eating as she used too.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a baby girl of 10 months is 8.4kg. Your baby's weight is well below this average weight and is on the lowest 10% line of the infant growth chart. There is nothing you can give your baby that will increase hre appetite. Her formula is still her main source of nutrition so make sure that she is drinking her milk as she should. Sometimes babies may not feed well because they have a blocked nose or are teething.If your baby has a blocked nose help her to clear her nose by using saline nose drops such as Salex twice daily.If she continues to lose weight she should be checked by a doctor.

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