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Is my baby underweigt?
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Is my baby underweigt?
My 11 month old baby boy is not meeting the growth charts in terms of his height and weight. Should I be worried. he is otherwise active meeting other developmental milestones.
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His weight is below the 3rd percentile and his weight is between the 10-5th percentile for his age. He is in the growth chart for his height but not weight. Genetics may play a part in his stature. Are the males in your family having small stature? His weight can be increased with additional foods. As a guideline for a 11-12 month old child should eat the following: Dairy 3 feedings a day – Milk (4oz), cheese (½ oz), yogurt (½ cup), or cottage cheese (¼ cup). Starch 4 feedings a day – Cereal (¼ cup), pasta (¼ cup), rice (¼ cup), bread (½ slice), or crackers (2). Fruits & Vegetables 4 feedings a day – Fruits (including 100% juice limited to only 4-6ozs) & Vegetables (¼ cup). Protein source 2 feedings a day – Meat or fish (1oz), egg (1), or beans (¼ cup). He should eat 3 meals and have snacks between meals using the foods above to be spread out throughout the day. Hoped this helped you.
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