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Losing weight
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Losing weight

My 13 month old is still above normal on the percentiles but she is losing weight. She grew rapidly and was off the charts until 11 months. Her height increases rapidly but her weight has been dropping. She is very active so I figured she would drop some weight and everything would be ok. At what point should I worry about the lose of weight? Is it what I am feeding her? Is her diet of fruits and veggies not providing enough calories?
Is your child male or female?
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Female
What is your child's age?
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13 months
What is your child's height?
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32 in
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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23 lbs 4 oz
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From your measurements, her weight is on the 75th percentile for her age. Here is a guideline for a 13-24 month old child should eat the following on a daily basis: Dairy 3-4 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). She should eat 3 meals and have snacks between meals using the foods above to be spread out throughout the day. She should be eating finger foods and eating on her own with her fingers or a spoon. Hoped this helped you.
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