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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: jacks | 2007/11/29

Q.

low gain weight

I have the athrogryposis baby, she is 13 months old, her weight is 5.9kg, do you think I need to keep her on formula milk and for how long. Please reply. Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am sure that I don't need to tell you that your baby is significantly underweight for her age. To a large extent this is to be expected with her diagnosis. One needs a team approach to help your baby to reach her maximum potential.Speak to your paediatricain about getting a dietician to assist and advise you about her diet. In the meantime there is no problem with her continuing on her current formula.

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