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Underweight preterm child with no health problems. How to improve baby weight?

doctor my son is preterm with birth weight only 700 he is 14 months old and weights only 4.8 kgs.our doctor said us not to be panic of his underweight , since he has no other health problems , his weight will gradually be normal by the age of 2 or 3.but we are upset.we are trying our best to improve his weight by giving all sort of available foods like egg, rice , milk ,banana powder,cerelac , dexolac wife has not sufficient amount of breast milk .his height is 66 cms.recently we started giving him mutton soup also. sir can you give us any valuable information to improve the weight of our baby with hope rahul
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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It really nice to know that your 700 grams baby is now 4.8 kgs without any health problem. Its not like that a low birth weight baby will be smaller in childhood or adulthood.

Overall attainment of height depends on parental height, genetics,environmental factors and nutrition.

According to birth weight your baby's height and weight is adequate. A newborn with normal birth weight gains about three times weight till 14 month of age and your baby has gained about 7 times. This indicates that he will attain normal height and weight in next 1-2 years.

You are trying your best for maintaining proper nutrition which is the only factor which can be managed.
You are giving all the nutrient, just take care of proper calories (about 100 calories per kg per day).
Answered: Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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