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16 Jan 2006

Baby under weight
I had my little girl at the clinic the other day and they say she is under weight. They said the the normal wieght for a 9 month old girl is 8.5 and he is 7.5.

She will have cereal for breakfast, she will have something small at tea time, at lunch she will have veggies and a meat, again some thing small at tea time and then supper, and inbetween she has her bottles (4hrs 160ml NAN HA 2). The problem is that she will only eat little bits at every meal, and then clamp her mouth shut. She does enjoy her finger food and is determined to eat anything we eat.

What I would like to know is should I be worried, and can I do something to increase her appitite.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

I am sure that this is all very normal. Dont force food on her. She will go along at her own pace.Her weight is at the lower end of the normal percentile for her age.
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