Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Pat | 2009/02/27


6 months and overweght TAKE 2

Dear Doc,
He is 72cm tall.

This was my question(and your adviceso you can remember):
My son is 6 months and weighs 10kgs, he is on formula and cereal, this is his normal schedule

At 6:30, about 200mls formula
At 10:00 , Cereal(4 spoons)
At 13:00 Purity
At 15:00 Purity Juice or formilar
At 18:00 Cereal

An then he wakes up around 01:00 am for milk(100mls)

Wakes up again around 03:00(about 50mls milk)
Am i doing something wrong as i think he is overweight. Please please advice

Posted by: Paediatrician
Your baby son' s weight is definitely far above the average for his age.He does not appear to be overfeeding or eating too much. He may just be a very big boy. Let me know about his present length as this will help me to give you more information.

Expert's Reply



You have really helped me here as it is very difficult for me to access previous questions on this system.As I expected your baby son's height is also way above the average for his age. His height and weight are in balance and lie on the so-called 95th percentile of the infant growth chart.This means that he is in the top 5% of all babies for his height and weight.He will make an excellent basketball player one day.

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