Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: natalie | 2008/06/12

Q.

weight of a 2 year old

hi there doc,

My daughter is almost 2 and weighs 10kg, she was 5 weeks prem and has severe allergies to many foods. I am worried about her size and weight. Should i take her to the pediatrician? Do you have any other advice? It would be greatly appreciated!
Many thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight of a 2 year old girl is 12kg, but your little girl was 5 weeks premature and has food allergies.Even allowing for a correction of her age her weight is still well below the average.The best approach to this would be to see a dietician in order for her to assess your child's food intake in view of her food allergies and advise about a balanced and appropriate diet.

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