Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nyamb' s | 2008/08/28


Over Weight


I only feed my baby twice a day in the morning at 09:00 i gave him cream of maize porrage and evening at 17:00, during the day he ony drink water and rooibos tea for kids, sometimes i gave him pumpking, and he only drink NAN 2 during the night. even in the afternoon he don'  t want milk.but he weighs 12.1kg and length is 70cm and he is only 9Month.

Expert's Reply



Your son is definitely overweight . The normal weight for a 9 month old boy baby is 10kg. His weight falls on the 97th percentile line of the normal growth chart for babies;this means that he is in the top 3% for weight in his age group.On the other hand,his length is below average and falls on the 25th percentile line; this is the lowest 25% for babies of his age. So you can see that he is not simply a very big baby. I am unable to see where you are overfeeding your baby as there is no evidence of this from what you have written here.

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