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A 28-year-old female asked:

My daughter is 9 months old. her weight is not increasing well compared to when she was 0-3 months. is there something wrong with her weight? how could i tell if shes underweight? is there anything i could do to assist her with her weight? thanks

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Baby's weight: YOu can use a World Health Organization Baby Infant Growth Chart Calculator at https://www.infantchart.com/ * If you have significant concerns, please let her pediatrician know.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Basics: Babies add weight/grow fastest in the first few months but slow as they get older.The best way to monitor whether the rate is on target is to have her standard measurements done during well visits at her doctors office. There they are trained to do the proper measurements & weights (stripped to diaper) which is added to a standardized growth chart. You don't want to treat normal, so find out first
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Last updated Jul 25, 2020


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