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growth

my child is a male child and his growth is not shown as i think , now his weight is only 6.5 kg , the child is take normal born , i tried many foods for his growth but it not happen  what shall i do?
Is your child male or female?
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Male
What is your child's age?
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11 month
What is your child's height?
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61 cm
What is your child's weight (kgs or lbs)
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6.5 kg
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Both his weight and height are below the 3rd percentile for his age. At 11 months he can start to eat finger foods and regular foods cut up in small pieces and he can start to feed himself (with his hands) at 3 meals a day. As a guideline for a 11-12 month old child should eat the following: Breast-milk or Formula (8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup). Starch 2 feedings a day – Infant Cereal (2-4 Tbsp), bread (1/2 slice), crackers (2), or pasta (3-4 Tbsp). Fruits or Vegetables 2-3 feedings a day – (3-4 Tbsp). Meat 2 feedings a day – 3-4 Tbsp) or beans (1/4 cup). Suggest giving him Pediasure, milkshakes, or smoothies with fruit (milk or yogurt, banana or strawberries (or any type fruit), ice cream blended) for all meals (in place of milk) for additional calories for weight gain. Hoped that helped you.
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