Obviously when we look at your baby girl's weight of 6.8kg at 11 months this is well below the average of 8.8kg. Correcting her age for her prematurity her weight is still well below the expected of 8kg.She seems to be having problems with tonsillitis which is one issue,but there must be an additional problem. Your paediatrician is testing your baby for 2 forms of cow's milk allergy and/or intolerance. The occult blood test is testing her for any possible bleeding inside her intestines as a result of a condition called 'cow's milk protein intolerance' [note: this is not the more common lactose intolerance]. The test for eosinophils is testing her for a form of milk allergy called 'eosinophilic enterocolitis'.Both of these tests are certainly worthwhile doing and your paediatrician is to be commended for doing them.
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