babies gain weight fast?

Mitzi - posted on 10/27/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my baby is 10 months old and she weight 7.3 kls. her pedia said after 1 month she needs to gain 3 kls to make it 10 kls. moms out there pls help me what to do to gain my baby's weight faster? she's very active and playful though.

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Chet - posted on 10/27/2014

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Your doctor can't honestly expect a 10 month old baby to gain 3 kilos in a month. That wouldn't be healthy. She'd need to consume 2000 calories a day to put on that much weight in thirty days. You probably eat 2000 calories a day.

There are a lot of things to consider when you figure out how much a baby should weigh. Are you certain your daughter is underweight? Do you know why your doctor is concerned about her weight?

How long is your daughter? 7.3 kilos is an acceptable weight for a baby that's 60cm or 62cm long. It would be very low, and much more concerning, for a baby that was 78cm or 80cm long.

How much did your daughter weigh when she was born? Has she doubled her birth weight? Babies usually double their birth weight between 4 and 6 months. It's an important, and a fairly reliable, growth milestone in terms of health. If your daughter has doubled her birth weight, and if she did it before 6 months, the situation is not so worrisome. If your daughter was born weighing 4 kilos the situation is much more concerning.

No matter what, it's a good sign that your daughter is active and playful!

The thing is, poor weight gain is a concern when it's a symptom of some underlying problem. Sometimes it means that baby isn't eating enough, or something is wrong that causes them to use up too much energy, or to not digest and process what they eat properly. But sometimes babies just gain slow because they are meant to be small babies. Our kids doubled their birth weight no problem, but then they slowed WAY down, but for no other reason than they're just meant to be small kids.

How much and how often is your daughter eating right now?

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