my baby weight is very less what should i do she is 10month old and her weight is just 6.7kg

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Marjory - posted on 11/02/2012

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my daughter too is 7kgs at 10 months her appetite is poor she is reaching her milestones well.can any one tell me if she is proportional she is 69cm tall

Marjory - posted on 11/02/2012

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my daughter too is 7kgs at 10 months her appetite is poor she is reaching her milestones well.can any one tell me if she is proportional she is 69cm tall

Rebecca - posted on 12/07/2010

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Hi Fatema. My daughter is 10 months old and she weighs only 7kgs. She is small for her age, but we have had all the tests done and they have all come back fine. So she is just small and doesn't seem to be gaining very quickly. However she is content and eats well, so the pediatrician, my GP and I all feel she is fine. Don't stress out, not every child fits of the graph. My son is above height and weight for his age, and my daughter is below... and they eat exactly the same foods. (she actually eats more.)

Go with your gut- if you are really worried, then get some tests done, but if you feel she is content and happy, then trust that. Good luck

Marjory - posted on 11/02/2012

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my daughter too is 7kgs at 10 months her appetite is poor she is reaching her milestones well.can any one tell me if she is proportional she is 69cm tall

Amanda - posted on 12/05/2010

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My son is almost 23 months old and only weighs 23 lbs. When I was 20 months old I weighed only 20lbs, so maybe she is just small!

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Minni - posted on 12/06/2010

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more formula than usaul in the bottle just a little for more fat when my neice was born thats what the doctors told my sis to do and within a few weeks she was back to her normal weight but had gained about a pound a week but of course you should ask you doc

Jennifer - posted on 12/06/2010

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How much did she weigh when she was born? My pediatrician has always said that babies should double their birthweight by 6 months, and triple it by a year. So, if she was around 3kg when she was born, she could be fine. Some kids are just smaller than others.

Carisa - posted on 12/06/2010

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My daughter is pretty small...at 18 months she weighed 20 lbs...if she is still growing, it probably isn't anything to worry about. My doctor always said as long as she was meeting her developmental milestones, not to worry (of course I did any way) If she is eating and not acting hungry, she's probably fine. Our ped recommend adding olive oil to her food for the extra fat, and I also give her peanut butter (I started before age one but some doctors may want you wait) There area also other types of nut butters you can try (like almond butter) For the last 6 months my daughter has been at about 5% for weight and 50% for height. Hope that helps.

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If you are concerned speak with your doctor, but as the other ladies have said if she is proportional then there isn't really a problem.

How much did your daughter weigh at birth, and how has her weight gain been, has it been consistent? My son was only 2.46kg born and at 10 months he was only 7.6kg so not that much bigger than your daughter. He had a very rapid weight gain at the beginning but settled down to follow the 9th percentile line.

I have had a quick look at my son's chart and 6.7 at around 34 weeks is still in the 'normal' range for babies, on the boys chart it is showing as being on the 0.4 percentile line, which is fine as long as it's not due to dramatic weight loss and she has followed that line from the start. As I said speak with your doctor though they can put your mind at rest.

Elizabeth - posted on 12/05/2010

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Meant to add, the 20lbs I mentioned my son weighs now, translates to 9.07kg (had to find a conversion calculator)

Elizabeth - posted on 12/05/2010

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Hi there, have you asked your pediatrician about her weight? Could there be any underlying medical conditions? Also, how long is she? If she's proportional for her height and weight, then it's probably not a major concern. My first two were always in the 90th percentile, then my youngest was born (he's 14 months now and just hit 20lbs) and he's been either below the charts or around the 5th percentile. Every baby is different, it could be that she's just destined to be a petite little girl. Is she eating enough? My son actually did have a metabolic issue where he was burning calories faster than his body could absorb them, and the answer was simply to increase his calorie intake. He was bottle-fed and we were instructed to add an extra scoop of formula for every 6oz bottle (so 6oz water and 4 scoops instead of 3) and he responded almost immediately. Some kids are just smaller than others, I wouldn't get too concerned about it just yet. If the doctor's not worried, you shouldn't be either.

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