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A 28-year-old male asked:

My son is two and weighs 22pounds he eats good i was small just like him when i was a toddler and so was my dad my son is very active is he weight ok?

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Dr. Hemendra Parikh
Pediatrics 53 years experience
May be: There are multiple factors that are considered in evaluating the wt of the children at this age. Birth wt, length of the child, genetics, and general health being jus the few. It is therefore important to follow with a physician who will carefully follow these factors, and give you proper guidance. Looking at only one factor and to answer one will have to say it is below the 3rd percentile.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Management details: If your son is otherwise healthy and following a growth curve at or above the 5th percentile for both weight/height/BMI then the management would include following his growth and development over time. Your family history of small stature/weight is important and one of the major determinants of growth percentiles.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2014


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