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Advice on normal weight gain in infants - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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User :   I have 4 month old baby girl ,at the time of her birth she weighted 3.89 Kg ,Now at 4 month she weights 7.5 kg ,is she normal or is there any concern for her health .please guide
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Hello dockter
User :   kindly advice
Doctor :   This is perfectly well
Doctor :   This way she is doubling the weight by 5 months
Doctor :   which is a good sign weight wise
User :   oic
Doctor :   She should usually triple by 1 year
User :   it means there is no need for concern and she is pefectly healthy
Doctor :   Yes
User :   even me her father was at same weight and height at the time of my birth
Doctor :   If she gets to 11 to 12 kg by 1 year she is doing fine
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is fine
Doctor :   She should be doing fine
Doctor :   Just take care to give breast milk till 6 months
Doctor :   gradually wean off the breast milk till 1 year
User :   thnx a lot Doc Mazumdar ....we are givivng it
Doctor :   and keep giving soft food with vegetable ans pulses
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   after 6 months
User :   sure
User :   one last thing i want to ask
Doctor :   yes
User :   is there any need for more vacinace despite govt vaccine programs
User :   today at govt despincirey they gave her DPT and Hep. b
Doctor :   That should suffice
User :   any other vaccine which is needed
User :   ok
User :   thnx a lot Doc
User :   i have no more query
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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