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How much should a six month infant weigh? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Oct-2014
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User:My baby is 6 months old...
User:She does at least 4 motions in a day and hence there is no considerable weight gain...
User:is it normal?
Doctor:The number of stools in a day varies in babies. If the stools are well formed and not watery
Doctor:generally there is no serious problems considered.
Doctor:What is her current weight and the weight at birth?
User:the stool is normal and formed...
User:her birth weight was 2.5Kg and now its 5.7 kg
Doctor:As I see the child is putting on good weight. Weight of the child at 6 months will be about twice the weight at birth.
Doctor:So in my opinion the child seems to be doing well.
Doctor:Did some one mention that the weight is low?
User:she is doing well but we think that her weight is low...
Doctor:Medically her weight is adequate for her age and birth weight.
Doctor:So don't be worried.
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:can you suggest some good healthy diet for her which will also help for weight gain...
Doctor:It is time to start weaning food at 6 months.
Doctor:Is she already on soft food?
Doctor:Or is it only milk?
User:ya, we have started soft food for her...
Doctor:At this age she is fit to eat soft fruits like mashed apples, potatoes, rice, lentils, ragi/millet preparation, egg yolk, fish (if you are non vegetarian).
Doctor:Start slowly and gradually.
Doctor:Along with it continue breast feeding.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:no thats it...thanks a lot!
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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