Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: dee | 2008/12/02

Q.

weight issues

Doc, my boy is 15 weeks, he weighed 3.6kg at birth and now weighs 7.8kg. He is on breastmilk. Is he overweight?i would like to start solids, will this contribute to his weight gain?please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby son's weight is slightly above the average for his age. He is doing well on breast milk and there is no need for any rush to start him on solids. You could even wait until he is 6 months old before you start him on solids.

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