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A 27-year-old female asked:

my son is 3 mo. & weighs 14.8 & is 24in. ppl say he's really big for his age i'm starting to worry he's too big help me?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Well-meaning friends: & family will say lots of things that you need to check out with your pede. What i hear the most is " i was worried __ months ago, but my ___ said, "oh, he's a boy; he's just slow." parental concerns about development are right 90% of the time. On who infant growth charts, normed on breast-fed infants his wt. & length are ~ 75th%ile, wt. For length, 50th%ile., so above avg , proportional, normal.

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What do you suggest if my son was prescribed carbaxefed dm oral drops he is 6 mo. how much should he take?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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A 38-year-old member asked:

My son was prescribed carbaxefed dm oral drops he is 6 mo. How much can he safely take?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Concern: I'm not a Pediatrician, but from what I have read this medication may not be safe for use for children under 6 years of age. Dosage of any medication should be prescribed by your son's Pediatrician, not by the internet. Call the Pediatrician for clarification.

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Last updated Dec 20, 2012

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