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A 35-year-old female asked:

My baby started solids on 4months as recommended by pediatrician. but he seems to losing weight. it has been 3 weeks. he still breastfeeds. i have only introduced baby cereal twice a day so far and not much. what should i do?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Measure weight: Since babies are growing in length so rapidly during this time is is common to mistake weight loss as their body looks longer and leaner. You need to actually weigh the baby. Get on an adult scale with/ then without the baby and subtract your weight to determine his. If he is indeed losing weight, you should talk to your pediatrician. Normal weight for a 4 month old is 6-7kg.

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