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A 35-year-old female asked:

My daughter's 3 years old. she weighs 8.5 kg and is 100cms tall. she was a elbw baby born800 gms.my issue is her weight. she's got bags under her eyes?

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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
Very concerning: Elbw preemies take time to catch up with other children, and we correct their age for their prematurity when checking their growth the first 3 years. If the numbers you listed are accurate, your child would be tall (93rd %ile for girls exactly 3 yrs old) but off the chart for weight (less than the 1st %ile). That would be very concerning & something you need to discuss with your pediatrician.
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Last updated Aug 7, 2013

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