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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Phindile | 2018/12/10

Q.

Premature baby

My baby was born at 32 weeks weighing 1.5 kg, he is 13 months weighing 8.11 kg. We had some issues with reflux then he was put on NOVALAC AR when he was 3 months but I am worried about his weight

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/12/11

Considering your baby's premature birth at 32 weeks and his birth weight of 1.5kg, he has done quite well. When his weight is corrected for his actual age now of 11 months, his weight is on the 10th percentile line of the infant growth chart. While this is still a rather low level on the chart, the question is whether he would benefit by adding a special formula such as Pediasure to his diet now. This may well be the way to go at this stage and you can try Pediasure.

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