Childhood Diseases

Posted by: lez | 2009/07/17


weight issue

HI Prof

My baby girl is 5 months and weighs 10 kg' s, she is on 26 Gold and she drinks a lot of milk..she can drink 200 ml at once...her nanny started her on cerelec but am scared she is going to gain more weight.she seems tall(have never measure her) but she was 57cm at birth and she doesnt look that big...should i be worried...what can i do to lessen the weight gain?

thanks in advance.

Expert's Reply



The average weight of a baby girl of 5 months is 7 kg. Your baby does seem to be tall, but her weight of 10kg is actually off the top of the infant's weight chart. She certainly does not need to be on solids now and this should be delayed for at least another month.It will be very difficult to cut back on her formula as she has become used to the amounts she has been given. Watch her weight and if this pattern of weight gain continues please see your paediatrician.

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