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What causes poor weight gain in a child?

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my daughter is 2months 17days, she born with the weight 3.18 and now she is 4.7kgs. she is exclusively breastfeeding. am worried as she is not gaining weight. is my breast milk is adequate or not. can i start giving her formula milk to gain weight?
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Her weight is absolutely normal for age

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns.

Weight of your child is absolutely normal for age.

Weight of child at 6 months of age is around 6 kg and at 1 year around 9 kg. So, your baby's weight is absolutely normal at this age.

Give exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
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