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Ideal child weight at 18 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi I am XXX currently staying in Canada toronto
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query.
User :   I have a kid who is 18mths
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i am little worried abt her weight
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What is her current weight?
User :   9.5kgs
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What food are you giving her?
User :   everything what we eat normally
Doctor :   Is there any other health problem with her?
User :   no
User :   she is very active
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was there any birth complication?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you got her ecvaluated of any hormonal imbalance
User :   i dnt understand
Doctor :   Growth hormone excess is one of the commonest causes for the large gain in weight
User :   no
Doctor :   Well would suggest you to get that done
Doctor :   Growth hormone
Doctor :   test
User :   when we r in India i done that
User :   that she was perfect in everything
Doctor :   ok
User :   how much weight does the baby should be in 18mths
Doctor :   Is there nay otehr tests or investigations that you have done
User :   no
Doctor :   What are your average weight and that of your Husbands
User :   mine is 75 and he is 70
Doctor :   Ideall y your child needs to be between 9.5 to 11 Kgs
Doctor :   and in that range there is nothing for you to be worried about
User :   ok
Doctor :   if your child looks Chubby then rest assure that as he grows by age then there will be significant increase in the height or the linear growth
Doctor :   and then you shall not have the same problem
User :   she looks chubby
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   With the onset of linear growth then it shall drop down
User :   parden...
Doctor :   With the onset of the Linear growth the appearance of your child would change from being Chubby to more normal
User :   ok
Doctor :   Lean built
User :   so i dont need to be worried of her weight
Doctor :   no it shall not be needed
User :   Thanks doctor
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   i have given it
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   Thank u very much
User :   no
Doctor :   You are welcome
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