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What can I give a baby of 9 months for her to get body?
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There is nothing wrong with being slim provided your child is not sick.
My baby birth weight 3.7kg, present weight at 9 months is 9.7kg. Is that OK?
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Your baby's weight is very Ok. No need to worry at all. It is important to note that weight varies based on genetics, nationality, gender etc.....apart from the food intake
Last month, I went for immunization with my baby weighed 5kg. This month, her weight is the same and she's 2months, pls is ok? EBF...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

You baby's weight is very okay. Keep Breastfeeding your baby exclusively
My Baby is Nine 9 month but she's not eating the only breast while the milk is not enough for her, she's losing weight, she's teet...
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Your baby should be on complementary feeding by now as Breast milk only cannot be meet the daily required calories the body need at that age. Introduce balanced meals to him bit by bit.
My baby girl of four weeks has a weight of 4kg during birth but it has reduced to 3.5kg today but we notice cough and sneezing. Pl...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Just keep baby warm and continue exclusive breastfeeding. If the catarrh is bad, you can do steam inhalation or just add a drop of euclayptus oil on to the cloth or hot water kept in the corner of the room...It will relieve the catarrh....You can also use saline drops into the nostrils. Most catarrh is viral infections which run their course no matter what you do and will go away on their own...all the above are just symptomatic relief treatment...No need to worry. Please try to avoid the risk factors for the catarrh....... No smoking, contact with siblings with cold, no fleeting or cooking in the room, avoid congested overcrowded room etc.......Also try to keep your baby warm and well hydrated.....If persists kindly see a Paediatrician for proper evaluation and management..
Good evening Mums and Doctors. My baby weighted 8.7kg at 6months and is weighting 9.4kg at 9months. He only added 0.7kg within 3mo...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

According to the World Health Organization, the average weight for a 9-month-old baby is 8.2kg for girls and 9kg for boys. The average length is 27.6 inches for girls and 28.3 inches for boys. So your baby is very fine
Pls my baby will be 2yrs by April... Her weight is 10kg... Is it OK?
I saw this on facebook, it might be useful to your question - WHAT IS MY BABY'S IDEAL WEIGHT? The issue of baby's weight is one most mums are very concerned about before delivery, after delivery and for the first few years of the child's life.....many are even concerned up to the adolescent period. Not only Mums are concerned...we as Paediatricians are concerned as well....... This is because the underlying factor is 50% of all under-five deaths is MALNUTRITION which usually manifest as weight less than what is expected for the child's age SO it is key we KNOW and MONITOR our children's weight so we can identify when there is a problem early so we can seek early intervention and avoid diseases and deaths that come with malnutrition I will start with what is the ideal weight at birth......then how the weight should progress and what the average weight of the child should be.....I will allude briefly to what can make the weight to be less than expected or more than expected and what to do when we have any concerns about the weight of our children AT BIRTH.....the BIRTH WEIGHT normally ranges from 2.5kg to 4.0kg Any weight below 2.5 is LOW BIRTH WEIGHT Any weight above 4.0kg is LARGE FOR AGE BIRTH WEIGHT or MACROSOMIC or BIG baby After birth, Babies FIRST LOSE WEIGHT in the first 10 days.....before regaining their birth weight by the 14 day...... So it is not unusual or babies to lose weight first....Don't panic.....This is as a result of loosing fluids, inadequate feeds at the beginning and so on....but as the feeding become established they regain their birth weight at 2 weeks Babies gain weight thereafter usually about 30g per day for term babies; 20g per day for preterm babies That is roughly about 1kg per month for term babies and 600g per month for preterm babies At this rate...Children DOUBLE their birth weights at 5 -6 months and TRIPLE their birth weights at 1 year Remember we are talking AVERAGELY.......Some babies do gain a little more; others a little less......So You don't have to worry as long as your baby's weight falls into the 80% - 120% range of the average weight I mention; it is OKAY!!! So let us do a little maths......Average weight at birth is 3.5 kg.......at 5 months, doubling will mean weight of 7kg and triple of weight at 1 year will mean weight of 10kg We have formula and charts of estimating the average weights of each baby....We also have online calculators you can use. Most Mums have Immunization cards and in this card is a WEIGHT CHART that is plotted each time your baby is weighed to know if your baby's weight is increasing as it should be PLEASE ALWAYS INSIST YOUR BABIES ARE WEIGHED AND THE WEIGHT MEASURED AND CHARTED ON THE CHARTS .....Unfortunately most of us mums see these cards as important for immunizations record only instead of weight or GROWTH MONITORING ▷1 YEAR.....AVERAGE WEIGHT IS 10KG ▷2 YEARS AVE WEIGHT IS 12 KG ▷3 YEARS AVE WEIGHT IS 14 KG ▷4 YEARS, AVERAGE WEIGHT IS 16KG ▷5 YEARS AVE WEIGHT IS 18KG ▷6 YEARS AVE WEIGHT IS 20KG It is important to note that weight varies based on genetics, nationality, gender etc.....apart from the food intake You can use online calculators....Just input your baby's weight and gender.. it will bring out the ideal weight.....average....remember 80 - 120% of the ideal is STILL NORMAL Alternatively use the Growth Chart in your Immunization booklets or cards and trace out the weight on the vertical line that corresponds to your babies weight on the curve of 50th...which is the average It is important to make sure your babies weight do not remain STATIC OR SAME....OR EVEN WORSE DROP BELOW WHAT IT WAS BEFORE......those are very bad signs IDEALLY YOU SHOULD WEIGH YOUR BABIES MONTHLY IN THE FIRST YEAR OR AT EVERY VISIT TO THE HEALTH FACILITIES If your baby is NOT GAINING WEIGHT (ORANGE SIGNAL); PLEASE SEE A DOCTOR......IF YOUR BABY IS LOOSING WEIGHT (RED SIGNAL) SEE A DOCTOR URGENTLY!!!
I had my baby when she was 32weeks, she is 6 months now but her weight is 5.5kg please I want to know if the weight is OK or not
What was your baby's birth weight?
I started combination feeding at exactly 4months age of my baby last week. Pls, I have noticed frequent egusi stool at every feedi...
As long as the stools are normal, not watery, there is no need to worry. Frequency or passing stools immediately after feeds does not matter. Just endeavour to feed your baby well.
My baby weight is 1.85kg at birth though I had her when she was 32 weeks and now she weighs 5.5kg I want to know if the weight is...
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You did not state the current age of your child. It is expected that baby should double the birth weight at 6months and triples it at 12months.
What is the dose /ml of pcm for seven months child with 7kg?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Paracetamol dose is calculated for children according to their weights. 15mg/kg, so for your child the dose is 15x7= 105mg. If the paracetamol you have is 5ml/120mg, then your baby will take 4.375ml, approximately 4.5ml. Kindly, use this as a guide to calculate the dosage for your child according to the strength of the paracetamol you have.
My baby will be a year on Tuesday and he eats very well b4 but right now he doesn't want to eat. So far he has rejected Cerelac mi...
My child weight 10kg at 8 months and 2 weeks. I hope it is Okay?
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Your baby is doing well. Well done
What is the weight range of children from 0-6months because my baby girl of 10weeks is 5.2kg I don't know if is okay.
My daughter is 14 months old. she is allergic to cow milk. She weighs 9.6kg currently. Her birth weight is 3.5kg. i feel she shoul...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Your baby is underweight. A child is expected to double the birth weight at 6months and triples it at 12months. Kindly see a paediatrician and a nutritionist who will assist you with the food intake. Concerning the walking, your child will walk watch out for your post on the group wall and see the links attached on developmental milestones. If you are concerned about anything please see a paediatrician. NO SELF MEDICATIONS PLEASE.
My baby boy strains a lot when pooing only to pass out a poo that is like draw soup. He's 7months on September 26th. I did exclusi...
Dr. Dara Abiodun

Medical Doctor

Please note that it is not unusual for babies to strain when they want to poo. Please make sure you prepare the baby's formula in the appropriate proportion specified by the manufacturer. Also, maintain proper hygiene while making the food and feeding the baby and watch what you give the baby. if the mucus persists. kindly see a doctor. The number of times does not matter as long as the stools are normal stools. On the baby's weight: the weight is okay. No cause for alarm. It is expected that baby should double the birth weight at 6months. Continue to feed the baby with a balanced diet
My baby weighed 4.55kg at 10 weeks am so worried. What do I do she weighed 2.98kg at birth.
The normal baby weight for boys at about 2 - 3months is between 4.4 -7.9 kg while it 4.0 - 7.4kg for girls. No cause for alarm. Your baby will catch up. Try to breastfeed her exclusively if you can
My baby boy only added 0.5kg from 6 months to 9 months. Is that okay?
Its not okay dear...include egg yolk daily into his diet. Mashed Potatoes with fish, bananas too help with babies' weight and are highly nutritious too. U can research more on food that can help boost ur baby's weight.
My baby weight 6kg at 6 weeks, hope it is normal and not over weight ?
Depends on his birth weight!
I recently bought a manual breast pump. But I'm only able to express about 35 ml of milk only each time. My Breast Milk supply is...
@Jennifer14260, pls is it to b taken everyday or just once, and au much it cost