Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: heidi | 2009-08-21

Q.

weight to lenght ratio

hey doc

my little girl turned 7 months on wednesday. at 6 months she weighed 9.1 kg and was 76cm tall but nurse actually said that she can be up to 2cm taller because she wouldn' t lie still. she is now 7 months old and since the beginning of this week gets 3 meals a day, porridge in the morning, 10 teaspoons dry mixed with water, fruit for lunch and veggies for dinner. she also gets 4x 180ml formula milk bottles a day. to me, she is like a baby should be, not fat but not skinny either. she allready wears 12-18 months clothing but the suits just clip between the legs because her body is so tall.
i am 1.69 and her dad is 1.78 approx. not very tall as you can see. do you think that she is overweight or will just be taller than all of us one day? my dad is 6' 2. your opinion will be appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby daughter is really exceptionally tall. In fact her height is right off the top line of the infant growth charts. If she follows this trend she will be an exceptionally tall adult female. Her weight is more or less in keeping with her height, so there is no need for concern.

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