Childhood Diseases

Posted by: AMUKELANI | 2009/05/08


Baby' s growth

my baby was born at 3.014kgin October, at 6wks she was 4.6kg and in jan 6.6kg,Feb 6.6 kg,, and in March. 6.84, April 7.06 &  May7.04
I am worried that my baby is not gaining enough weight,She takes very little formula milk during the day.I then breastfeed her after work and at night.

What is the right weight for a 6month 3wks baby.
She is eating maize meal porridge and purity rice cereals for change.

Should i introduce something,and what will it be .

Pls help

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a baby girl of 6 months is 7.2 kg, so your baby is just slightly below the average for her age. This is no need for concern. She can certainly be on solids at this age and you can gradually introduce other foods now such as pumpkin, butternut and sweet potato asweel as fruits such as applee and pear.

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