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Question: 13 months old son weighs 16.1 lb


 mishra - Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:59 am

my 13 months ols son weighs 16.1 lb ,is there any problem.
he is very active .Please suggest is there any thing to woory about his
weight.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:16 pm

User avatar Hello,
Weight should be evaluated based on the graph for development - height for weight and it should follow a normal growth curve for him. It is not so important what the weight is but that he is growing at the appropriate rate based on his birth weight and age. If he is eating well and doing fine developmentally there is also the element of genetics involved. I assume your child gets well child visits with a pediatrician or family doctor who is monitoring the development and growth.

Some children have metabolic disorders which can interfere with their growth so you should make certain he is not having any trouble along those lines so it is important to have follow-up care with his doctor.

Best wishes

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