Posted by: Mels | 2009/01/15


Not gaining weight

My 10 month old daughter had her weigh in at the clinic in Nov 08 and it was 9.3. She went again in Dec and it was still 9.3. I took her again today and it was 9.6kg. She had measles in November and a bit of the flu in January. She is also teething, saw two white ones at the bottom today and felt them, they' re coming out slowly. She has approx 700mls of Nan 2 per day, Nestum cereal, a snack (banana, mango, full cream yoghurt from Woollies, vienna, cheese) at midmorning, has her lunch (purity foods, mashed potatoe, butternut, maas) has an afternoon snack and her supper.

She is crawling and using furniture to stand up. She is a very active baby. I also noticed that her nanny sometimes makes her formula using water that hasn' t completely cooled but I told her to make sure that it' s completely cool before she mixes it with the formula.

What could be the problem?

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Your baby daughter's weight is excellent for her age.In fact she is well above the average. There is absolutely no need for concern.

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Posted by: Mels | 2009/01/16

Thanks Lu!

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Posted by: Lu | 2009/01/15

Your 10mnth old daughter sounds perfectly ok to me, especially being so active and all. I don' t think you have anything to worry about. Just my opinion....

My daughter is 11mnths old and weighs 10kg now and she is not even eating half as much as you little one....

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