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What is the average weight for a 15 month old infant?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: Hello doctor, My 15 month old baby boys weight is 9.6kg. He looks lean. He takes 5 meals everyday which includes fruits, khichdi, curd, biscuits etc. He is still breastfeeding, he doesnt like outside milk ie cowmilk or formula. Is this a healthy weight at this age. what to do to increase his weight?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The weight needs to be periodically monitored and plotted on a growth chart

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

The birth weight of the child is expected to triple by one year of age and quadruple by two years of age. So, the answer to your question depends upon what the birth weight was. Moreover, a single measurement of weight does not convey anything conclusive. The weight needs to be measured every three months and plotted on a growth chart ( www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/who/grchrt_boys_24lw_100611.pdf ). Unless the weight is cutting percentile lines, you need not worry so long as it is following the lines (even if it is on the lower side).

About increasing the weight of the child, there is no shortcut. All you have to do is to feed the baby properly. Extra feeds might be included.

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What is the average weight for a 15 month old infant?

Brief Answer: The weight needs to be periodically monitored and plotted on a growth chart Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. The birth weight of the child is expected to triple by one year of age and quadruple by two years of age. So, the answer to your question depends upon what the birth weight was. Moreover, a single measurement of weight does not convey anything conclusive. The weight needs to be measured every three months and plotted on a growth chart ( www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/who/grchrt_boys_24lw_100611.pdf ). Unless the weight is cutting percentile lines, you need not worry so long as it is following the lines (even if it is on the lower side). About increasing the weight of the child, there is no shortcut. All you have to do is to feed the baby properly. Extra feeds might be included. Regards