Wanting to hear from anyone else having growth issues with their child

Kristy - posted on 11/26/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have a little girl turning 4 in a a week and a half. I have just weighed her for the first time in a couple of months and found she is actually 500grams lighter then her last weigh in even though i thought she would have gained weight. She is 15kilos and 97 cms tall. She has had growth issues since 6 months after dropping from the 75% to the 17% in a space of 6 months. We have had a whole bunch of tests and non have found anything wrong. Funny thing is she was born on the 7th but not due till the 29, when she is weighed and measured round the 7th she falls short of growth expectation. However when she is weighed and measured round the 29th she is almost level with the expectations. It drives me crazy because going by AUST charts she is underweight and short. Is anyone else having the same issues still with their drs???

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Valerie - posted on 12/01/2009

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i don't have a child with growth problems but what i do have a problem is with charts becuase they are a guide but dont fit for everyone...here is what is important, is your child thriving? is she happy, energetic, eating well, sleeping, playing...offer her extra snacks if you want her to gain more then feed her foods that offer more calories...if the doctor is having a problem then follow his suggestions to the best of your ability...perhaps see a nutritionist to evaluate the foods to see if there are some new ideas that she has...

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