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what's the most appropriate weight of child age wise?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: This varies with age/gender/length.You can download a chart from the cdc website & find the appropriate weights at different ages.First plot the child's height/age on the chart & look for a weight that corresponds to the height . www.cdc.gov/growthcharts.
Answered on Apr 12, 2013

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