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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
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 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.
Last updated Dec 20, 2012


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